9th September 1818
Reference Numbert18180909-220

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1280. JOHN HOOPER was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of August , two seals, value 2l.; one watch-chain, value 1l., and one key, value 1d., the property of William Cross , from his person .

WILLIAM CROSS . I am a painter and glazier . On the 22d of August, I was in Dean-street, Westminster, going home; when I got to the corner of Orchard-street , the prisoner snatched my chain and seals, and ran on-the chain broke. I pursued and collared him in St. Ann's-lane, and asked him for my property, he denied having it. I said he must, or else he had thrown it away. A watchman came up, and took him; another watchman brought my chain and seals. I am certain he is the man; he was never out of my sight. Nobody else was in the street.

BENJAMIN TIMBRELL . I am a constable. I heard the cry of stop thief, ran out, and met the prisoner as he was running with the people.

JAMES M'CULLOUGH. I am a watchman. I heard the alarm. I found the chain and seals on the ground.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw a man pass me. The prosecutor took me. GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Life .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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