LAW & ORDER – Impudent till robbery at Redcar

Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 31/03/1876


Two men named Robert Cook and John Cummings, the former a lodging-house keeper, and the latter a labourer, of Redcar, have been apprehended by the police on a charge of stealing three shillings from the till in the bar of the Clarendon Hotel, high Street, Redcar.

Money having been frequently missed, the landlord, (Mr. Gamble) marked a flooring and two shilling pieces, and place them in the till. On Thursday evening, (23/03), whilst the prisoners were left sole occupants of the bar for a few minutes, the money was stolen.

The landlord states that as he was about to re-enter the observed Cummings leaning over the bar as though he had just abstract did the money from the till.

The prisoners were taken before Mr. Newcomen on Friday on Friday (24/03), and were remanded until Tuesday (28/03), when they were again brought up, before the Guisborough Magistrates, and committed for trial, Cummings, it was stated, has been three times previously convicted of robbery, and Coke has frequently been in custody for drunken and disorderly conduct.


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