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BURGLARY BY BOYS.

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BURGLARY BY BOYS. On Monday evening the premises of Mr. James Clark, umbrella manufacturer and warehouseman, Candle- riggs-street, Glasgow, were broken into and a cash- box and .£4.4 stolen. The premises were locked up at the usual time—a little past seven o'clock-when it was believed everything was secure. Shortly before eight, however, a girl on the back stairs observed three boys making their exit from one of Mr. Clark's back windows, and accordingly informed Mr. Morrison, stay manufacturer, of what she had seen. Mr. Morrison promptly informed the police of the matter, and it was discovered that a desk in the counting-house upstairs and one in the shop on the street flat had been forced open, and the money they contained, amounting to about .£4.4, carried off. A pair of boy's boots had been left behind, and these were carefully preserved by the police. Suspicion was at once attached to John Maitland, a lad of thirteen years, who was employed by Mr. Clark as a message boy, and who was in the habit of closing the back windows. Detec- tives were sent to Whitevale to apprehend him. To apprehend the other boys, who must have taken part in the robbery, was now the duty set down for the detective police. With a rather imperfect description of them they sallied forth to scour the city. About midnight a little light was thrown upon their pathway by the inquiries of a woman named Ramsay and a man named Moffat, at the Central Police-office, for boys belonging to them who had not come home as usual that evening. Sub-Inspector Thomson, who took a note of the description and names of the missing boys, guessed that the youths might have had something to do with the burglary, and therefore produced the boots which had been found in Mr. Clark's ware- house, inquiring whether either person knew them. Mrs. Ramsay at once identified them as belonging to her son. When Maitland was brought to the station-house he confessed that it was he and two other boys who had committed the depredation, the other boys being Ramsay, aged thirteen, living in Wesleyan-street, and James Moffat, aged sixteen, re- siding in Nelson-street. What had become of them he could not say, as they had been disturbed on coming out with their booty, and had taken a different way, and had left him, but he had heard them speak of going to Liverpool or London. No further trace of the boys could be found until Tuesday morning about nine o'clock, when a telegram being dispatched from Glasgow to the Liverpool police, a reply was received from the chief constable of Liverpool informing the Glasgow chief constable that two boys named Ramsay and Moffatt had been apprehended that morning there, with £ 42 in their possession. An officer was sent to Liverpool with a warrant to bring them back to Glas- gow. Ramsay and Moffat were both employed as message boys in a shop in Candleriggs, and hitherto all three prisoners had borne a good character. 0

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