Published On: Thu, Dec 20th, 2012

Robbery of Jewellery

JQHLOGO pressPublished by Birmingham Mercury 5th June 1886

A portion of the jewellery stolen from Mr. Lucas, of the firm of Acott, Payton, and Co., Vyse Street, Birmingham, was discovered at a public-house in Somers Town, London, on Sunday morning.

The police, acting upon information in their possession, visited the house on Sunday and there found that the cabman had deposited with the publican shortly after the robbery had been committed on Tuesday one of the stolen bags, which contained eighty-one brooches.

The landlord of the public house denies all knowledge of the cabman, and says he merely left the bag “to be called for.”

He asserts that he was not acquainted with what the bag contained until called upon by the police. No arrests have as yet been made, though the police hope shortly to have the right men in custody.


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