22nd May 1822
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798. ROBERT SHUTE was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , one necklace, value 7 s., the goods of Isaac Cash , from the person of Mary Cash .

MARY CASH . I am the daughter of Isaac Cash , who keeps the Union, public-house, Union-street, Shoreditch . On the 3d of May, I was looking at the chimney sweeps in Crabtree-row ; the prisoner came behind me, and snatched the necklace from my neck. I had said to Purvis who was with me, let us go away for they want to rob us, and then he snatched it, and ran down Robin Hood-lane - he was brought back in about ten minutes. I am sure of him.

AMELIA PURVIS . I was with Mary Cash . I saw the prisoner come behind her, and put his hands on her back; I said,

"Let us go," and as we crossed over, he snatched the necklace off her neck. He was brought back about ten minutes after. I am quite sure of him.

PHOEBE RUSSELL . I live in Duncan's-court, Shoreditch. I saw him run down the court in a very great fright and did not know which way to run; he ran into a privy and shut the door - a mob came after him, and before they ran down the court, two girls ran to the privy; he ran out and tried to knock some of them down. The necklace was found in the privy immediately.

MARY CHARLTON . I am sixteen years old. I saw the prisoner come out of the privy; I went in soon after and found the necklace on a ledge above my head.

JOSEPH PULLEN . I took him in charge with the necklace.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I just turned into the court for a necessary purpose and was taken.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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