They stole everything horses, liquor and ammunition. Then one day, the law caught up to them. There was a shoot out (can you hear the western music playing?). Two men, including a police constable were shot. They were captured, convicted by a jury — which took a whole 20 minutes of deliberations — and hanged together in New Westminster in 1881.
Want to read more about them? Yeah, I thought so. I suggest visiting The Gold Trail, a two-page .pdf; another interesting piece can be found at 1879-1880 – The Murder of Johnny Ussher at the Canadian Legal History. For a book, I’m sure you will also enjoy reading Shoot!.