A private in the Yorkshire Light Infantry, John Roberts, was brought before Mr John Guinane, J. P. yesterday, charged with smashing the large plate glass window in Messrs. Cannock and Co.’s store on George Street, Limerick. Witnesses say Roberts was seen by the police patrol at around 11:15 PM on Monday night, smashing the window with a stone. He waited for Constables O’Gorman and Richardson to arrest him, stating he had committed a crime in London and wished to surrender. The damage is estimated at £12 10s, and the constabulary does not give much credence to Roberts’s statement. Roberts was subsequently remanded.
Northants Evening Telegraph – Wednesday 08 January 1902