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Daring Robbery.

--On Sunday night last, about eight o'clock, the residence of Mr. Alexander Craig, living on the plank road, about two miles from this city, was entered by two white men, who drew their pistols and forced him to unlock his bureau drawers and surrender to them everything of value which he had, consisting of $275 in silver coin, $850 in C. S. notes, $45 in notes of the corporation of the city of Richmond; two gold watches, valued at $2,000 each; two watch chains, valued at $300, and several other articles of value. The thieves, after pocketing these valuables, locked Mr. Craig up in his house and took their departure.--As soon as he could do so, he proceeded to the city and lodged complaint at the watch house, when the police immediately set to work to find out who were the guilty parties. On yesterday officer Ferguson succeeded in arresting George Bunker and John Colner, two paroled Yankee prisoners, and, carrying them in Mr. Craig's presence, they were immediately identified by him as the guilty parties. There was found in the possession of these fellows the two watches, and some of the money which had been stolen from Mr. C. Bunker, it will be recollected, is already under bonds in the sum of $1,500 for his appearance before the Hustings Court to answer sundry indictments for keeping a bawdy-house, on the corner of 5th and Broad streets, and selling liquor without a proper license at the said house, known as the "Blue Anchor Saloon."

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