Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 03 June 2023), May 1833, trial of JOHN POLOCK (t18330516-102).

JOHN POLOCK, Theft > simple larceny, 16th May 1833.

986. JOHN POLOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , 1 pair of boots, value 10s. , the goods of Thomas Capps .

GEORGE BROWN . I was near Mr. Capps' shop, and saw the prisoner take the pair of boots from the door-post; I pursued him fifty or sixty yards, took him with them, and brought him back.

Prisoner. I took them up four yards from the place. Witness. No, I saw you take them from the door and walk off, and I after you.

THOMAS CAPPS. I am a pawnbroker , and live in Old-street-road . These are my boots.

GUILTY . Aged 20. - Confined One Month .