Bury Free Press
02 July 1864

About eleven o'clock on Sunday night a very strong light was observed in the bedroom of Mr. Albert Rush, beerhouse-keeper, of Boxford, and on the inmates proceeding to the room, they found that some straw in a closet and a straw mattress in flames. After the fire was extinguished, it was discovered that £10 in gold and 30s. in silver had been stolen from a chest of drawers in the room. The money was safe at nine o'clock, and it is supposed that while the landlord was engaged in the tap-room some person entered by the parlour door, and after securing the money set fire to the straw and mattress, and made his escape. The thief has not yet been apprehended, but the police are using all endeavours to discover him.

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