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Aggravated burglary – Reading

Alert message sent 09/01/2017 10:12:00

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Reading.
At around 5.20pm on Sunday (1/1), five offenders forced entry to a property on Oxford Road near the junction with Valentia Road.
The offenders assaulted the victim, a 53 year-old man, who escaped the property by climbing through a window. One of the offenders was carrying what appeared to be an electric stun device.
A quantity of money and other items were stolen during the incident.
The victim sustained cuts to his head and face. He did not attend hospital.
Investigating officer, Det Con Marius York from Force CID based at Reading police station said: “We believe this to be an isolated incident and would like to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in this area at this time.
“Anyone with any information that could assist us with our investigation can contact me via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.
“If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”
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Liz Herbert (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Reading LPA)

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