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EXTRAORDINARY ROBBERY BY A SERVANT GIRL. At the Derby Police-court, on Monday, a respectable- looking young woman, who gave the name of Norah Grice, was charged with stealing £ 19 18s. 4d. Inspector Fearne made the following extraordinary statement to the Bench:âHe said that the prisoner lived as domestic servant at Mrs. Lloyd's, who keeps the Christian Knowledge Society's Depot, Friar-gate, and who also sold the articles made by the inmates of the Midland Institution for the Blind, at Nottingham. The Rev. S. Fox, of Morley, was the local secretary to the dep&fc, which was managed by Mrs. Lloyd. On Saturday evening Mrs. Lloyd deposited between .£19 and X20 in a cashbox upstairs. On Sunday evening Mrs. Lloyd went to church, accompanied by the pri- soner, the house being looked up. At the church doors they separated for the purpose of Bitting in separate pews. The service being over, they met again at the church door and walked home to. gether. When they got to the house prisoner tried to unlock the door, and on putting the key in she said, Oh dear, there ia something amiss with the lock." The door, however, was unfastened, and on going into the house, the window leading into the gar- den was found open. They then went upstairs, and found that the cash-box was gone, containing X19 18s. 4d. Detectives Yessey and Spibey were called in, and after hearing Mrs. Lloyd's statement, they went away, and consulted him (Fearne), and he then gave it as his opinion that the robbery had been committed by some one connected with the house. About ten o'clock on Sunday evening Mr. Welbourne called at the polioe-station, and asked for them to go again to the house, and they did so. Mrs. Lloyd then said that the passage bell had rung, and she told pri- soner to answer it, and the latter said it was of no use, as it was a "runaway" ring. The prisoner then leSt the room, and in a few minutes afterwards the bell again rang, and the prisoner rushed into the room to Mrs. Lloyd, and said, "Oh! dear, the bell rang. I opened the door, and some little dirty fellow threw this purse of money into my face; and this is the money of the poor blind." The purse was opened and found to contain lis. 3d. He (Fearne) again questioned prisoner about being at church, and she said she had been there, and even went so far as to tell him the text. She also asked him how he dare insinuate that she had committed the robbery. He told her he should take her into custody, when she said she would tell all about it. She then said that she went into the church with her mistress, came out again, and went to the house, and committed the robbery; and that in addition to the X7 lis. 3d. already given up he would find the remainder buried under a tree in the garden, amounting to J211 7a. Id. He (Fearne) went and found the money as described. He wished to ask for a remand, in order that the Rev. Mr. Fox might be present. The girl, who had nothing to say, was re- manded. -4

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