Robbery on Turnpike Road 1798

Came across this newspaper entry from the Derbyshire Mercury 22 March 1798.
The reward of £40 would be quite a large amount I would imagine in 1798 it would be interesting to find out if the three ‘footpads’ were caught. I love the reference to the Turnpike Road.
If you are interested in where the Turnpike roads were this website is helpful.

highway robbery derbys mercury22mar1798

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