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Witness Appeal Following Robbery on Smitham Bridge Road

Alert message sent 08/03/2019 13:20:00

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for a specific witness to come forward following a robbery on Wednesday (6/3) around 6.30pm at the junction of Smitham Bridge Road and Marsh Lane. 

The victim, a vulnerable 16-year-old boy, was approached by four offenders. One of the offenders then punched and kicked the victim before asking him to hand over his phone. The victim was able to escape from the offenders and reported the incident to a member of the public at St Lawrence’s Church.     

Another member of the public, a woman wearing a light coloured jacket, was walking a dog along Smitham Bridge Road at the time of the incident, and officers would like to speak to her about what she witnessed.

The first offender, who assaulted the victim, is described as male, approximately 6ft 4ins and of slim build. He was wearing dark clothing with his face covered and spoke with a deep voice using slang language. 

The second offender is a male around 17-years-old, approximately 6ft 1in tall of stocky build with short brown hair and a stubble beard. He was wearing dark clothing with a face covering.

The third and fourth offenders are described as also wearing dark clothing with their faces covered.

The victim sustained a minor injury to his finger but did not require hospital treatment. No property was taken during the incident.

Investigating Officer, PC Mark Harris based at Newbury police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses following this incident to come forward.

“In particular I would like to hear from the woman who was walking a dog along Smitham Bridge Road at the time of the incident, as she may information vital to our investigation.   

“Anyone who has information about this incident can report the details on the Thames Valley Police website quoting reference 43190070271. Alternatively, you can call the non-emergency telephone number, 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
 
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