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WHOLESALE ROBBERY OF JEWEL- LERY BY A FEMALE. At the Hammersmith Police-court, on Saturday Louisa Lawrence, a tall, good-looking young womaD,' was brought up for final examination on a charge of stealing jewellery of the value of J3500, the property of her mistress, Lady Belford Wilson, of Hyde-park-gate Kensington. The robbery was committed in a somewhat systematic manner. On the 25th of August last Lady Wilson left town, having previously had her jewellery and other property locket! up in a large box in one of the attics, called the little room, the window being fastened on the inside, the deor locked, and the key taken with her. At the same time some other property was locked up in a box in the next apartment, called the spare-room. On the morning of Monday, the 22nd ult., tha day before Lady Wilson returned home, the housemaid, a young woman named Hunter, discovered the spare-room in confusion, things scattered about, and the window open. She told the butler, and the police were sent for. The place presented all the ap- pearance of a burglary having been committed by the roof which adjoins the houses at the corner of Prince Albert's-road. The footman found in the gutter a valuable silver salver and a box wrapped in a shawl. When Inspector Cross arrived he found the window of the little room broken, but strange to relate the pieces of glass were lying outside. The spare room window was also broken. No marks of footsteps could be found in the gutter. Suspicion at once fell upon one of the servants, but the prisoner, who was kitchen-maid, was not then suspected. Lady Wilson returned to town on the 23rd of September, and it was then discovered that the whole of her jewellery had been stolen from the box, and also other property. Several articles were missed from the spare room. It was also ascertained that the silver salver found in the gutter had been taken from the same box in the little room. On the loss being made known, the housemaid made a statement to the effect that on the 15th or 16th of September, from some suspicions she had, she looked into the prisoner's box, and she saw a jewel case bearing the name of her mistress, and the key of the little room, which key had been previously lost, and another key used. On this information the prisoner was taken into custody, and on searching her box the jewel-case could not be found, but the inspector discovered the skirt of a riding habit belonging to Lady Wilson, and which was proved to have been locked up in the box in the little room. She was searched at the station, and three keys were found upon her. She pointed to one, and said it belonged to a cupboard in the kitchen, and would be wanted. She also said she knew nothing about the other two keys. On the 24th of the same month Sergeant Taylor made another examination of the premises. He found the key opened a cupboard in the kitchen, but it did not contain anything of importance. He found, how- ever, that the same key opened a cupboard in the house- keeper's room. In the cupboard he discovered nearly all' the missing jewellery, and some of the other stolen property. Portions of the jewellery were wrapped in an apron marked with the prisoner's name, and the remainder tied up in a napkin. The cupboard also con- tained the jewel-case said to have been seen in the prisoner's box by the housemaid. One of the jewel-cases was missing, but the lock had been found concealed in a flour tub, and the lady's maid identified one of the keys found upon the prisoner as belonging to the lock of the missing jewel-case. It further appeared that a diamond brooch, which had been locked up in the box was pledged by the prisoner at the shop of Mr. Lamb, a pawnbroker of Sloane-street, on the 2nd of September, for £ 5, and at the time she stated it had been given to her by her mistress for raising her master from a severe fall. The prisoner had also pledged three bracelets for £2 at the shop of Mr. Vincent, at Knightsbridge. A brooch was given to the gaoler by the prisoner, and that formed the whole of the missing jewellery, which was estimated by one of the pawnbrokers as being worth, in round numbers, about -6500. There were several articles missing, of which the prisoner denied all knowledge. Her mother was cook in the same service. The prisoner, who did not offer any defence, was fully committed for trial.

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