JEWELLER'S SHOP MIRACLE
At the Old Bailey on Thursday two Americans, Arthur Preston Greene and Charles Rorer, were indicted for stealing brooches from New Bond-street jewellers, while Rorer was also charged with receiving jewellery belonging to Tiffany and Co., of Regent-street. The prisoners were arrested in New York, where it was stated a quantity of stolen jewellery was found on them. It was alleged that the jewellery, valued at £300, was abstracted by the man believed to be Rorer, and articles of inferior value placed in gaps in a tray while Messrs. Tiffany's assistant was not looking. It was stated Greene practised the same trick at the New Bond-street jewellers'. Evidence was given to prove Rorer had been wrongfully arrested, and he was accordingly discharged, but Greene was sentenced to five years' penal servitude, and recommended for deportation on the expiration of the sentence. A third man concerned had escaped arrest, and was reported to be in America.
Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 20th September 1907