Heavy Robbery by boys.
--Friday evening, between two and three o'clock two boys named respectively George Green
and John Minter
, in the absence of the family, broke into the dwelling-house of Chas. Echardt
, on Broad street, above 1st, and stole from a bureau $42 in silver, $10 in gold, $100 in bank notes, $200 in city of Richmond
notes, and about $2,000 in five dollar Confederate Treasury notes.
They carried the stolen money to Mrs. Caroline Abrams
, in Screamersville, and there counted and divided it amongst themselves.
After they had left her house Mrs. Abrams
informed officer Kelly
of the facts, and he, with the assistance of officers Griffin
, hunted up and arrested both of the rogues.
The boys confessed the theft, and told where they had hidden the money.
They were taken to the places indicated by themselves, and there most of the money was found.--Minter
had buried his share, amounting to $1, 186.39, in his father's carpenter shop.--Green
had secreted his, amounting to $1,359, in a pile of old rags under a counter in his mother's shop, on Broad street, two doors from Echardt's.
sent both boys on to be tried before the Hustings Court.