Appeal for witnesses following robbery – Reading
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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Reading.
At around 10.50pm on Tuesday (5/10) three men have approached a man in his twenties who was walking through Cintra Park, near Northumberland Avenue and Newcastle Road.
They have grabbed him and told him to hand over money, and the contents of his pockets. One of the men has then punched the victim multiple times.
The men have then made off with the victims shopping which is thought to be worth around £20.
One of the offenders is described as white, around 5ft 8 to 5ft 9 ins tall, and appeared to be around 20-year-old. He was wearing a black hoodie with the hood over his head. He spoke with a southern British accent, and was holding a beer bottle which he dropped when he attacked the victim.
The victim suffered swelling to his eyebrow, but did not require hospital treatment.
Investigator Mark Sainsbury, based at Reading police station, said: “We are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to please come forward following this robbery in which a man was punched multiple times.
“Anyone with information should call 101 or they can go online quoting reference 43210449295.
“Or if you wish to report anonymously you can do so by calling the independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”