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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1849, Sunday, September 11, 1831


John Arnold, aged 28, was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling house of Elizabeth Power, and stealing therein a variety of articles. It appeared that on the 4th instant the prosecutrix locked up her house and went out. On her return, between eight and nine in the evening, she found the street door in the same state as she had left it; but upon going into the parlour she discovered that she had been robbed. A police constable observed the prisoner on the same night with a cloak on his arm and a bundle in his possession, containing the remainder of the articles stated. The prisoner attempted to escape, but was overtaken and secured. Guilty—Death.