Elizabeth Scott, 25, and Michael Slaven, 24, were indicted for having stolen a coat, the property of Edward Mallers. It appeared that the prisoners entered a shop kep by the prosecutor is Drury- lane, and Slaven tried on some coats. On of the assistants, suspecting them, gave a signal to that effect to another, which was understood, and a close watch was kept upon them; not withstanding which they succeded in purloining one coat, which would not have been known had not the shopman ventured to call a policeman, when Scott dropped a coat from under her cloak. The jury found them guilty, and they were sentenced to six months' hard labour.
Morning Post (London, England), December 17, 1856.