Raid on a grocer's shop

Hertfordshire Mercury, 8th September 1906


A remarkable story was told during the hearing at the Police Court, on Tuesday, a charge of larceny against two brothers named Lee, aged 13 and 12 respectively, living in Nascot Street. The boys were said to have been away from home for three weeks, during which time they slept in an empty house in Park Road on sacks. They forced entrance into the grocery stores of Messrs Kingham, in St Albans Road, and stole a large quantity of goods which they removed to the empty house. They were discovered by a policeman hiding behind a cistern in the roof. Grocery to the value of £5 17s.2d. was found in the house. The boys, when charged, admitted to the burglary, and said they got into the shop by a window. The case was adjourned for a week, and the Chairman directed a summons to be issued against the parents on the ground that they had conducted the offence by neglecting the boys.

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