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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Reading.
At around 8.55am on Thursday (8/2), the victim, a man in his thirties, was approached by two men as he was walking through an alleyway that connects St Giles Close and Church Street.
One of the men shouted at the victim and pointed a Stanley knife at him, demanding that he drop his bag.
The victim dropped his bag and wallet and was pushed to the floor.
The men then ran away down Church Street towards the church.
The victim was not injured.
The offenders are described as two black men, around 6ft tall with skinny faces.
The man who pointed a knife at the victim had short dark hair and a short beard. He was wearing a khaki green parka coat that looked old and grubby. He spoke with a deep voice.
The man who pushed the victim to the floor was wearing a dark navy tracksuit with black trainers.
The items stolen were a Doc Martens laptop bag with a silver HP laptop and a brown wallet.
Investigating officer, DC Anaïs Banneville, based at Reading police station, said: “We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed what happened to please come forward.
“You can contact police by calling 101 or via the Thames Valley Police website, quoting reference 43240061572.
“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online.”
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