St. George's Crescent North, Liverpool
On Sunday week, the premises of Ralph Isaacs, silversmith and jeweller, St. George's Crescent North, Liverpool, were entered by thieves, and robbed of eight valuable gold watches, nearly one hundred silver watches, one hundred wedding rings, thirteen dozen silver table spoons, six dozen dessert-spoons, three dozen forks, two dozen dessert ditto, three soup ladles, three silver skewers, and a gold-backed locket, amounting in value to upwards of £400. It appears that a person always sleeps on the premises, which he did not leave until eight o'clock on Sunday morning, when all was safe the robbery must, therefore, have been committed between that time and three o'clock in the afternoon, as Mr. Isaacs, at the latter hour, visited the shop, and then discovered that it had been entered and robbed. It appears that the thieves at first obtained entrance by some means or other through the door of the old Parish offices, in Harrington street, they then cut out a panel in a door a few steps from the bottom general staircase; this door opened into an empty room adjoining Mr. Isaac's shop, but the wall it is presumed, being too thick for them to perforate, they went up stairs, and forced their way into the office of the Manchester and Bolton Railway Company, which is directly over the shop. A hole was then cut through the floor, and the robbers descended a depth of twenty feet, by means of a rope. The work of plunder then commenced, the jewellery being drawn up to the floor above. How long they were on the premises is not, of course, known; but it is supposed they did not make their escape until warned by their scouts of the approach of Mr Isaacs, who, as we have stated visited his shop at three o'clock, No clue to the apprehension of the thieves has yet been discovered, but the police are on the alert, and it is to be hoped that ere long they will be apprehended. A reward of £100. has been offered for such information.
Source: The North Wales Chronicle - 29th April 1834