11th April 1833
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809. THOMAS GAMBLE was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of March , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Joseph D'Aguila Samuda , from his person .

JOSEPH D'AGUILA SAMUDA . On the 30th of March, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, I was in Bishopsgate-street - I felt something touch my pocket; I turned, and saw the prisoner; he made a motion, and put his hand behind him - I looked over his shoulder, and saw my handkerchief drop behind him; I took it up - this is it.

Prisoner. There were two lads behind me, and the handkerchief was thrown over my shoulder - I went to catch it to give it to him. Witness. I did not notice any lads, and not more than the usual number of persons in the street; I turned to see where my handkerchief was, and saw him put his hand behind him; I took him into a shop, as a crowd collected, and sent to the station for an officer.

GEORGE STONELEY (Police-constable C 41). I took the prisoner - I went to his friends, who are very respectable; he had been away from them for a week.

GUILTY *. Aged 17. - Transported for Seven Years .

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