EXTENSIVE ROBBERY, AND EXTRAORDINARY RECOVERY OF STOLEN PROPERTY
Between Saturday night and Sunday morning the shop of Mr. Marshall, jeweller, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, into, and two gold watches, thirteen silver ones, three snuff-boxes, a number of gold rings, keys, and broaches, £18 in bank notes, nine guineas, and nine half guineas were carried away. On Tuesday a boy, who was bird nesting at the Figget Whins, discovered near to the burn, a parcel containing four of the silver watches,one of the gold watches, several of the guineas & half-guineas, watch keys, &c; Same day a chairman found at the side of the road near Cannonmills another parcel, containing one of the gold and four of the silver watches, the three snuff-boxes and some of the gold seals and keys, which he brought to the police- office. The recovery of so much of the stolen property; in such a way, is unprecedented and altogether wonderful. Either the thieves have been terror or conscience stricken.
Source: Caledonian Mercury - May 1929