30th January 1837
Reference Numbert18370130-617
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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617. PATRICK CRAWLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of January, 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of Richard Blofield, from his person.

RICHARD BLOFIELD . I am an attorney, residing at Furnival's-inn. On the evening of the 20th of January, about a quarter past five o'clock, I was walking in Drury-lane, up towards Holborn, and felt a tug at my pocket—I turned, and saw the prisoner with my handkerchief in his hand—I at tempted to take him, but he eluded me, and ran down the Coal-yard—I called out, "Stop thief," and saw him in custody soon after—this it my handkerchief. Prisoner. Q. Have you any name on it? A. No, but I know it by the particular pattern—I had made use of it about five minutes before.

JOHN WILSON (police-sergeant F 10.) I was in the Coal-yard—I heard a cry of "Stop thief," and met the prisoner running—I saw him drop the handkerchief, and I took him—I took it up, and took him to Drury-lane, where 1 saw the prosecutor.

Prisoner. He did not see me drop it—he was talking to a woman, and she asked him for a key. Witness. No, there was no woman near.

GUILTY .* Aged 16.— Transported for Seven Years.

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