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Theft while lodging at the Red Cow

Source: Welshman 02/09/1848       Date: 1848
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CHARGE OF ROBBERY. On the 17th ult., Alexander M Cay, a shipwright, and a native of Scotland, was brought before David Davies, Esq., one of the magistrates for the borough of Cardigan, charged with having stolen a waistcoat, a shirt, a pair of trousers, two cravats, some pocket handkerchiefs, and a sum of money from W. Morgan, also a shipwright. It appeared from the evidence that the prosecutor and prisoner lodged together at the house of Mr. J. Rees, Red Cow, Cardigan, and that on Monday, the 14th ult., the prosecutor went to his work in the morning, and leit the property above-mentioned, safe in his room, the prisoner being in bed. On his return to breakfast, the prisoner had absconded, taking with him the property in question. Information was given to the police, and the prisoner was apprehended by David Evans, an active officer of the Cardiganshire Rural Police, stationed at New Quay, and the stolen property found at the lodging where the prisoner had been staying at New Quay. The prisoner was committed for trial at the ensuing Cardiganshire Quarter Sessions
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Red Cow Inn , 14 or 15 High Street, Cardigan