Cathcart Street, Greenock
ROBBERY OF JEWELLERY AT GREENOCK
On Thursday night, or early Friday morning, a daring robbery of jewellery was perpetrated from the premises of Mr. Lazarus Burwell, fancy emporium, Cathcart Street, Greenock. The burglars obtained access through the roof, which is partially covered with canvas, by cutting a hole with some sharp instrument. They appear then to have descended into the back part of the bazaar, which was guarded by two ferocious dogs; and having secured some lucifer matches, they commenced their plunder. Selecting the best of the stock, they carried off, amongst other articles of value, the following:- 160 gold rings, 30 gold pencil cases, 12 gold guard chains, seven Albert chains, 65 gold pins, 2 gold bracelets. The value of the whole property stolen amounts to about Â£500. The robbery has been committed by persons thoroughly acquainted with the premises, as they passed through the case of jewellery, and picked the most valuable articles which they contained, and, after securing their booty, decamped without detection by unlocking the back door.
Source: The Huddersfield Chronicle and West Yorkshire Advertiser - 9th May 1857