THEFT OF JEWELLERY
A MAN CHARGED WITH VARIOUS ROBBERIES
At North London Police court on Thursday John Moore, alias Hennessy, 37, jeweller, Hornsey, was charged on remand with stealing £400 worth of jewellery from a shop at Gravesend, and £3,000 worth from the premises of Reid and Sons, jewellers, Newcastle. A further charge was now preferred against accused of stealing a bag, containing £3,000 worth of jewellery, belonging to a traveller of Henry Griffiths, wholesale jewellers, of Birmingham. Witnesses on Thursday identified certain jewellery found in the possession of the prisoner. Of this jewellery £50 worth was the proceeds of the Gravesend burglary, and another £50 worth the proceeds of the Newcastle coup. Frederick Burgess, traveller to Griffiths and Son, Birmingham, deposed, with reference to the third charge, that the bag was stolen at Lime-street Station, Liverpool. He had placed it down while sending a telegram, and had put his foot on it. He had occasion to move for a moment, and when he went to put his foot on the bag again it had disappeared. Witness now identified jewellery to the value of £300 as part of the contents of the bag. Roben Brilliant, a jeweller, of Stoke Newington, who purchased the above lot from prisoner for £140, said when he discovered Griffiths's initials on it he informed the police. Prisoner was committed for trial for stealing and receiving the property actually recovered.
Source: The Weekly Mail - 30th September 1899