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Witness appeal following robbery on St Michaels Road

Alert message sent 02/04/2019 14:27:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery on Wednesday (27/3) at around 4.15pm on St Michaels Road, opposite the junction with Keswick Close.

The victim, an 18-year-old man, was approached by two offenders. One offender was riding a mountain bike and the second was sitting on the handlebars.

After a verbal exchange one of the offenders attempted to take the victim’s phone while the second offender struck the victim to the face.

No property was stolen during the incident.

The victim sustained a cut to the lip and later attended the Royal Berkshire Hospital where he received stitches. He has since been discharged from hospital. 

Investigating officer, DC Alan Pearcy based at Reading police station, said: “The incident took place at a busy time of day and I am appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

“In particular I would like to hear from anyone who may have been driving along St Michaels Road and captured the incident on their dash cam.”

Anyone who has information about this incident can report the details on the Thames Valley Police website quoting reference 43190093286. Alternatively, you can call the non-emergency telephone number, 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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