Appeal for information about robbery – Reading

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed in Reading.

At about 2am on Friday (16/02), the 20-year-old victim was walking along Oxford Road, near the junction with Bedford Road, while using his phone when he was approached by two men.

During the incident, they demanded his phone and money, punching him several times. They stole the phone and some cash from him. The phone has since been found.

The victim sustained some swelling and bruising to his face but did not require hospital treatment.

Investigating officer PC Adam Tarrant, of Reading police station, said: “A man in a white-coloured car stopped to offer assistance to the victim, but we do not have his details and would like to speak to him as he may have witnessed what happened.

“There were also other people in the area at the time, so there may be more witnesses to the incident.

“We are appealing for them and anyone else with information about this incident to call police on 101, quoting reference 43180049393.”

Notes to editors

A 24-year-old man from Reading and a 22-year man of no fixed abode have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. Both men have been released under investigation.

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '43180049393', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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