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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1856, Sunday, October 30, 1831

Robbery by a Shopman

On Friday, John Corlett,[sic] and Agnes his wife, were charged with robbing Mr. Soppett, linen-draper of High street, Mary-le-Bone. On Friday last the female prisoner was found in the streets intoxicated, and on being taken to the Station-house, she was, as is usual, searched. A quantity of duplicates for gown pieces, silk and cotton stockings, &c. were found, which excited suspicion, and on under investigation it appeared that she was the wife of Corbett,[sic] a shopman in the employee of Mr. Soppett, who, on going round to the various pawnbrokers, found property belonging to him to the value of 100l. Corbett[sic] asserted all the articles had been fairly bought at the shop, but he could not produce one bill of sale, which was always given with the goods.