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Boy for the Navy. I THEFTS FROM THE MARKET. At the Juvenile Court on Thursday, before Mr. Thomas Jones and Capt. Morton E\ans, Emlyn Toft (14), and ?-1- oi-ton | John Bowen (14), both of Wern road, were- proceeded against for stealing a lady's handbag containing £ 1 3s., a leather purse containing 2s. 4^-d., a bunch of keys, two brass knobs, a tin of brasso, and two insurance stamps. Mr. Ludford appeared for the defence. Beatrice Ilitehings, 21, Dolau fawr, manageress for John Camer, fancy goods dealer at the Atai-lict, stated that on Saturday she left a handbag containing j i'3s. of Mr. Camer's money, and a purse containing 2s. ,1}c1. in the stall. The other .articles were also in the bag. She last â saw the bag at about 7 o'clock, and an hour later noticed that it was missing. Witness identified the bag produced as the one which she missed from the stall. Det.-Sergt. Tom Davies stated that on Saturday night he made inquiries, and at 8.45 p.m. saw the defendants at a local cinema. He informed them that he was making inquiries respecting a handbag which had been stolen from the market. Toft said "I know nothing about it." Bowen stated "We took the bag and threw it over the back of the Llanelly Cinema." Witness later found the bag which was empty inside a fence at the back of the Y.M.C.A. buildings. When charged at the Police Station, Toft stated "We took the bag off the stall and divided the money. We had -3s. lOd each." Bowen said "I say the same." Witness searched the defendants and found Is. 6d. and this two insurance stamps on Toft and Is. I d. in the possession of Bowen. Supt. Jones reported that Toft had been before the Court on five occasions, and said that he was the leader of the mischievous boys of the town. The other defendant was before the court nearly four years ago. Mr. Ludford pointed out that all the charges againsb Toft had taken place since the father had joined up. Bowen was fined tl, v,-hile in the case < ? Toft, the Presiding Magistrate said t" at the court had done everything possible for him. This case was such a bad one that they felt that they should do something for the lad's own good. They accordingly adjourned the case to see whether he could join the Navy a measure which was taken in the interest of the boy.

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