8th September 1731.
Old Bailey trial - Reference Number: t17310908-22
William Roberts , alias George Smith , of St. Bride's , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cane, Value 18 s. the Goods of William Paradise , on the 31st of July last.[ 1731]
The Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop, while he was abroad, and pretending to buy a Stock-buckle, while the Boy went to call his Master's Man (who was at work in the Cellar) to sell him one, the Prisoner took the Cane and went away; but the Boy and his Fellow-servant following him, they apprehended him with the Cane.