27th February 1837
Reference Numbert18370227-768
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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768. ALION ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of February, 2 half-crowns and 2 shillings, the monies of Thomas Glosser, from his person.

THOMAS GLOSSER . I am an interpreter to foreign gentlemen, and am a native of Trieste, in Austria. I fell in with the prisoner as I was going home, in High-street, Shadwell, and went home with her, I sat down in the chair, and she said, "Why don't you come to bed?"—I said, "I shall not go to bed, I want to go home"—a woman came up, and said the wanted the money for the bed—I gave her 1s., the prisoner said would I give her any thing—I gave her some money—the woman went and got some half-and-half—I did not drink any—thet woman drank it—the prisoner came on my knees, put her hand on the guard of my watch, and then slipped her hand into my pocket—I said, "What are You about?"—she said, "Nothing"—I caught her hand, and said, "You hire got my money"—she said, "I have not"—the woman came up, and said, "Give the roan his money, you have got it"—the prisoner said, "I have not"—I had got two half-crowns and two shillings in my waistcoat pocket, and she would not give it back—the woman went and got the policeman, and the two half-crowns and one shilling were found in her hand.

Prisoner. He said at first that, I. took 10s. from him, out of his pocket. Witness. No; I said 7s.

DAVID BLACKWELL . I am a policeman. I was sent for, and the prosecutor charged the prisoner with robbing him of 7s., she was in the act of throwing away this money when I took it from her.

Prisnoer. The shilling I had for making a frock, and a woman lent me the two half-crowns—the prosecutor's questions did not suit my ways, and he said he would make me smart for it.

GUILTY. Aged 42.— Judgment Respited.

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