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stealing, on the <rs id="t18180506-90-cd504" type="crimeDate">6th of April</rs>
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, one watch, value 5l.; one seal, value 5s., and one key, value 6s., the goods of <rs type="persName" id="t18180506-90-victim795"> <interp inst="t18180506-90-victim795" type="role" value="proceedingsvictim"></interp>
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<p>JOHN RUE. I am a <rs id="t18180506-90-viclabel505" type="occupation">surgeon</rs>
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, and live in <rs type="placeName" id="t18180506-90-crimeloc506">Charles-street, Westminster</rs>
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. On the 6th of April, I was standing at my door for admittance, about twelve o'clock at night, a man ran by and snatched my watch out of my fob - I pursued, but lost him. He appeared stouter, and not so tall as the prisoner.</p>
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. I am a watchman. On the 6th of April, about twelve o'clock at night, I was in Charles-street. I heard the alarm, ran out, and was told the man had ran up another street; I found the prisoner behind a privy at the bottom of Eastwood's stable-yard - He said he had not got the watch? I had said nothing about it. I took him into a public-house, Mr. Rue came in, and said if he could have his watch again he should go about his business. The prisoner said he would go and get it. I asked him to tell me where he had dropped it; he said,"Just down by where I ran." I went to the yard, and brought it in.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I heard the alarm, and pursued some person, whom I did not see. The man who said he had ran down the yard, was shorter and stouter than the prisoner.</p>
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M'KENNA. I am watchman of Crown-street. I saw a person run along the stable-yard, which is no thoroughfare. Squires came up and took the prisoner. I found the watch where the prisoner was taken.</p>
<p>(Property produced and sworn to.)</p>
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MR. RUE re-examined. I did not hear the prisoner say where the watch was.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I did not say where the watch was.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p>

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