30 th April 1792 Leeds Intelligencier
Robbery of Denaby Main
On Monday night last, about 11 o’clock, as Mr John Trickett of Denaby, and Mr Thyas Otley of Bolton upon Dearne, were returning to Denaby from Rotherham market, they were knocked down and robbed by two foot pads, in a lane near Strieber, of money and bills to the amount of 100 l and upwards.
The day following two men were taken up on suspicion of the robbery, before one of his Majesty’s justices of the peace for this Riding, when one of them, Thurlstan Grindal, was committed on Friday to York Castle. The persons who were robbed had been drinking at Dalton-Brook; and having frequent occasion to their purses to pay for corn etc there is no doubt that the robbers, who were drinking in the same room with them, were tempted by the display of their gold – the morning following all the bills and notes were found scattered on the turnpike road about a quarter of a mile from the place where the robbery was committ ed.