LAW & ORDER – Daring house robbery at Redcar

Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 02/06/1876


            At the Guisborough Police Court, on Tuesday (30/05), Charles Bailey, a tramp baker, was charged with breaking into the house of Mrs. Norton, of 116, High Street, Redcar, on the previous Thursday afternoon (25/05), and steaming there-from a pilot jacket and other articles.  Prisoner is said to have occupied a most respectable position at Whitby some years ago. Prosecutrix left her house for a few hours on the afternoon in question, for the purpose of attending a funeral, and had placed the key of the front door in the window for one of her lodgers. On her return she discovered that the house had been entered during her absence, and a pilot jacket belonging to a lodger named John Wilkinson, a shirt, and a handkerchief had been stolen. Although two dogs had been left in the house they did not appear to have made the least alarm, and the thief had entered and left the house unobserved by any of the neighbours. Information was given to the police, and the jacket was traced to a person named Thomas Waugh, who had bought it off prisoner, who was apprehended later the same night, he being in bed at Cook’s lodging house. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and wished the case be disposed of that day, but the bench committed him for trial at the next Northallerton Sessions.



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