1867, January 28th
Robbery at Conisbrough
At the Doncaster West riding police Court on Saturday, before William Aldham, Esq, and other justices, two men, who gave the names of Charles Dickinson and Frederic Thickett were charged with stealing a gun and a watch, the property of Henry Thompson at Conisbrough, on the 4th inst. Mr Shirley appeared for the prosecutor.
Dickinson, a short time ago, lodged with the prosecutor, and knowing that the prosecutorhad a watch which did not go, he borrowed it, saying that if it would go he would purchase it.
A short time afterwards he obtained the gun, and under pretence of getting a new ramrod for it he handed it to Thickett, and prosecutors saw them no more.
The prisoners obtained money upon them at West Haddlesey and Ferrybridge, on their way to Castleford, whither they were going in search of employment as glassblowers.
They were committed to take their trial at the next West Riding sessions.