WILLIAM ROBERTS, Theft > simple larceny, 14th January 1830.

Reference Number: t18300114-199
Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Corporal > whipping
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433. WILLIAM ROBERTS was indicted for stealing on the 9th of January , 17 handkerchiefs, value 10s. , the goods of John Joseph Ing .

JOSEPH CRAFT. I am a shopman to John Joseph Ing - he keeps a linen-draper's shop in Mount-pleasant . On the evening of the 9th of January, I saw the prisoner and two others inside the door - the prisoner pulled down this parcel, and dropped one piece just inside the door - I followed, and took him; the other got away - I never lost sight of him.

Prisoner. When I got to Warner-street he did not know whether it was me or not. Witness. I am certain of his person; I had seen him inside the door.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The mob ran, and I ran with them.

GUILTY . Aged 20. - Whipped and Discharged.

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