SUSPECTED ROBBERY BY SERVANTS – On Saturday morning week, Mr. Samuel Taylor, a farmer, residing at Wickhamford, was awoke by two of his men servants, who informed him that the house had been broken into. On Mr. Taylor coming down he found that a desk, which he had left safe the night before, had been broken open, and silver to the amount of 3l. and upwards, with other valuables, taken therefrom. Suspicion however rests upon the two servants, Thomas Heeks and Thomas Howes, who gave the alarm, and they are in custody.
Heeks and Howes were discharged from custody, the magistrates not deeming the evidence of a nature to warrant their committal (The Worcestershire Chronicle of Wednesday 26 December 1849).