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THE GREAT BURGLARIES IN LONDON.

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THE GREAT BURGLARIES IN LONDON. Thomas Brewerton, William Henry Jeffrey, Thomas ^asiey and Louisa Brewerton, Martha Jeffrey, and ^nne Lasley, three women who passed as their wives, ere placed at the bar of the Bow-street police-court, cnarged with being concerned in the robberies of jewel- lery and watches, recently committed on the premises of C°rahil], »nd of Mr. Abrahams, e-rpat ™«!r The }n(lul,T naturally attracted a t0 the court' and there were upon Methuen of Koxhurghe, Lord defended bv VTr Mayne- The male prisoners were dence was livJn fr1* barrister- Th° following evi- aencewas given by Inspector Potter eompiS w!th SS BraL« Whitechapel-road, in Officers. I placed constables at the'backofthp 6r entered the shop, where I found the and then wo Brewertons.' I said, "St and tbe by which I kDew them, you must consider 'vrJ5r,Li custody for being concerned in several jewel robbertes in\he city and the Strand." We seized the two men by the collar upon which I saw the woman Jeffrey pass something to the woman Brewerton, I immediately gave her into the custody 01 Ranger and another officer. The woman Brewerton ran rP? 1 rs an<* I followed her. She succeeded in locking her- in ro°m before I could get to her. I said, "Let me onpn i?e il*tely, or I brt-ak open the door." She did not ieweiw.11*} therefore broke it in. I saw her putting in the f « 5er Pocket> and I seized her. She struck me Moss cimn'w caught hold of me by the whiskers. Serpeaut me what I and released me. I said, "Give have nothiDK »y ™-P g y°ur Pocket." She said, I three parcel?' conVnt?eCUr^ her- and took her pocket •pectiveiy, together w'nh t 2<>, and 30 gold chains re- all of which have be^i! !rt vF 01 jewellery— a scuffle below, I left Lr in'h! by ,Mr" Wa,ker" Hearing downstairs, where 1 found S^rKe a constable and ran Officer who had him in chL„ I struggling with the to the police station, and returning#* the four prisoners we found more jeweltery there AtrifJW.ar.<!8 to tbe house, gold rings from the woman Brewerton's fin*!?* of earrirgi from her ears Siiueuiimtiv 1 ,8 par theghew-°theri t0 13< Elj- errace.'at the"back''S head outoTw'indow^an^ked^^we^T noVh* h" if y^u wViil plewe to remem'ber? 1 y°U the inTheTront t0P of stairs I saw Casley this time I hid ? 1 had 8een the othe" woman. By and back door\>f rh vf P°sted bo'b the front the woman had ^?Use' enteredthe apartment which that "Billy" fml • by Moss. Casley said was a boi ?n 8amng Jeffreys) lived in the room. There It contained 00m locked. It was broken open by Moss. Several»o)H AVDUmber of eold etches I believe, 52; 80ld Albert chains, and various other articles of ewenery. There was a life-preserver Ijingon a bed in the room, with a false moustache and whiskers. There was besides a quantity of silks and other property, all of which 1 beiieve to be the produce of robberies. We made a further search, and then removed the prisoners and thn property to the station-house. The whole of the wjtfhp, hav« been identified by Mr. Walker. On our wav to the station the male prisoner Casley said to me •• Whit robberies are you going to < buff k mVr That a slang phrase mesning to accuse me of I renlied «• Thai U an after consideration. You will be told tha,' aWhe Station. He continued, "I had nothing to do with the Strand robbery. I was in Liverpool at the time nor with Johrison s. I was doing time" (meaning he was in prison). Heaaid I will tell jou all ab^ ut Walker's. I am in right for lhat. If you will square it for me I will tell you all about it." I said Remember, I make y u no promise as to that" He then aeked me, Is it true that Jemmy Hurley (meaning the man under remand from this court) has told you all about it 1" I replied, No he has saiu something about it, I bear, but I don't know what. I found 240Z. in gold, and two receipts, one for 250Z, and one for 150Z., paid Into the Westminster Bank. He said, in reference to the burglary at Mr Walker's, "That Bill acd Velvet were two of them." Mr. Lewis: I believe you found property relating to other robberies in tbe city ? Witness: Yes, I believe we did. Mr. Lewis said he would now ask his worship, upon this evidence, to remit the case to the city magistrates, and in doing so he was requested by Mr. Walker to express his adrogation of the ze&lous conduct of the netropolitan police mthumatter. The prisoners were remanded accordingly.

--MUNIFICENCE OF MR. GUINNESS.

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