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THE BURGLARY AT WHITCHURCH…

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THE BURGLARY AT WHITCHURCH POST OFFICE. ♦ At Whitchurch Police Court on Friday, before Mr. R. P. Ethelston and other magistrates, Walter Roach, who has a number of aliases and a bad record as a criminal, was charged with burglariously entering Grindley Brook Post Office and stealing a six-chambered revolver, a silver dollar brooch, two gold rings, a split ring, four watch keys, and 19s. 4d. in money, the property of Mrs. Prince, shopkeeper, Grindley Brook. The evidence was that on the night of the 16th August the prisoner and a stranger called at a public-house at Grindley Brook, where they remained for about three- quarters of an hour. At three o'clock on the morning of the 17th Mrs. Prince was awakened by a crash which proceeded from the kitchen. She called to her son and daughter, who got up and went downstairs. They found the house in great disorder. A number of articles were spread on the table, and a shawl, the property of Mrs. Prince, was spread upon the floor. A cupboard in the kitchen had been forced open, and the articles mentioned, together with 8s. lOd. in money, were missing.—Albert Edward Prince said that as he came downstairs he heard someone leave the premises hurriedly. Upon making a search of the premises he found that the back kitchen window was open to the extent of about three inches, and a portion of a pane of glass had been removed sufficient to admit of a man's hand being pushed through to the window catch. Immediately underneath the window, on the outside, he found a tub, which had been turned upside down, and in the entry adjoining the house he found a board, which had been placed across the passage.—P.C. Evans gave evidence to the effect that after examining the premises he made inquiries in the neighbourhood, and then went in pursuit of the prisoner, whom he traced along the high road to Wrexham. He eventually found the prisoner in the Tiger Inn. He questioned him as to where he had been that morning, and he replied that he had come from Farndon, having reached there from Birkenhead. Witness then arrested him, and upon being charged at the police station prisoner tried to account for the revolver by saying he gave a man 2s. 6d. for it while on his way to Wrexham. In addition to the revolver, the prisoner had in his possession a split ring, four watch keys (now identified by Mrs. Prince), a leather purse, 13s. 7Jd. in money, a six-chambered revolver, fully loaded; ball cartridges, lady's silver watch, silver albert, gold-faced cuff link, screw driver, gimlet, pair of scissors, and other articles. On the way to Whitchurch prisoner asked, Where are you taking me ?" and witness said Whit- church." Prisoner then said, "I went into a public-house near to Whitchurch, and stayed there until 10 o'clock, and yesterday I went into a small shop not far from the public-house, and bought three jam tarts." Witness on the previous day charged the prisoner with break- ing into the post office at Aston, near Nantwich, on the night of the 17th July, and stealing a pair of scissors and £5 in money. Prisoner replied, "No." He also charged him with breaking into and entering a house at Sand- bach on the night of the 14th August, and stealing a scent bottle and silver locket (articles produced), and he replied, I bought the scent bottle." He next charged him with committing a burglary at Sydney, near Crewe, on the night of the 15th August, and stealing a number of articles (produced), and prisoner replied, Yes. I had no food for two days before I did that."—The prisoner was identified by Mrs. Prince and other witnesses as having been at Grindley Brook on the night preceding the burglary, Mrs. Prince stating that the prisoner bought two jam tarts from her shop.— Prisoner, who had nothing to say, was com- mitted for trial at the assizes.

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