Friday, January 20, 2012

A Humorous Burglar - 6 March 1902 – Wolverhampton

At Wolverhampton Sessions, on October 3, Thomas Bolt was indicted for burglary. The prisoner who said he was dead broke and hungry," entered a house in Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton at the dead of night.

Finding all asleep he made himself comfortable. He tested the quality of the port and whiskey, ate a good supper, changed his old clothes and boots for better, and departed with a lot of property leaving the following note written on a paper serviette: — Dear Boss, Awfully sorry I could not find key of safe— very fortunate for you. Your whiskey and port very good. For ever and a day after, Ally Sloper."

The Recorder sentenced Bolt to treed years penal servitude.

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