From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/30/1864, p.1, c 6
Burglary. – Between 12 and 1 o’clock on Thursday night the Southern wall to Capt. Wm. English’s store, on the corner of 2d and Leigh streets, was cut through by thieves, and an attempt made to carry off some of the groceries therein. Through the aperture which had been made in the side of the house, by cutting away a few of the bricks, several pounds of candles and some sugar, bacon, etc., were taken out and deposited in a bag, preparatory to carrying them away; but before the thieves had obtained enough to satisfy their appetite for plunder, Capt. E. was apprised of their operations, and frightened them off. In their haste they left behind two pairs of shoes, one hat, and a coat, which they had slipped off outside, and which may yet lead to their detection. Although no groceries were stolen, Capt. E. did not escape so well in money matters, as the cash drawer was broken open, and its contents, consisting of a few hundred dollars, were stolen.