Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 40s
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JOHN BELL . I live in Elm-street, Gray's-inn-lane , and am a clock-maker . The prisoner was my apprentice . On the 30th of July, I missed a watch: I saw it safe on the evening of the 28th I am certain, and think that it hung in my bed-room. I did not always wear it. He went out on Thursday evening, the 29th, and did not return at all. I found him at the watch-house on Saturday the 31st.
WILLIAM CREED . I am a pawn-broker, and live in Gray's-inn-lane. On the 30th of July, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came to redeem some articles, and pawned a watch for 20 s.; it is worth 30 s. We asked him if it was his own; he said it was.
GEORGE STRIPLING . I am house-man at Eagle-street watch-house. Between eleven and twelve o'clock on Saturday night, the 31st of July, Mrs. Bell gave the prisoner into my charge. I was going to search him; but he pulled off his shoe and gave me the duplicate of this watch, pawned in the name of Richard Thomas .
(Property produced and sworn to.
GUILTY. Aged 17.
Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .
Recommended to Mercy. Confined Three Months .