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Bold robbery.

--On Saturday last, about 12 o'clock, the cash drawer in the drug store of Peyton Johnston & Brother was robbed of a number of papers and some $12 dollars in money, while the young men present were busily engaged in compounding prescriptions. Later in the day, a negro man brought an one of the stolen papers which he said he found in an alley leading from Shockoe Slip to the Gallego Milla. Mr. Joseph W. Johnston immediately went to the place designated, and found nearly all of the papers scattered about, with an old cash book, which the rogues had thrown into a warehouse window near by after removing the money. Richard Morris was arrested last evening on suspicion of having perpetrated the robbery.

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