Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Robbery at the Pavilion - 1847

Couldn't find any more information on this, though I would guess the tent/pavilion they reference was the first amusement structure on Coney Island.


ROBBERY AT THE CONEY ISLAND TENT.--The name of the man who was arrested in this city for the above robbery, is James Harriot. He is now confined in jail awaiting an examination. The robbery consisted in the abstraction of a feather bed and other household articles valued at about $100 belong to Edwin R. Howlett. They were taken off in a small boat and rowed up to this city. Harriot is supposed to have an accomplice in the above robbery.

--Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Monday, December 6, 1847


.......James Harriot was adjudged to the county jail for 60 days and to pay a fine of $25 for petit larceny at the Coney island pavilion. Michael Morsack, his alleged accomplice, gave bail for his appearance for trial........

--Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Monday, December 13, 1847

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