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Appeal for witnesses following a robbery in Reading

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Reading.

Between 7pm and 7.30pm on Monday (7/12) the victim, a 14-year-old boy, was approached by two offenders outside the New City Fish and Chip shop on Buckland Road.

One of the offenders punched the victim in the face several times and stole his black XIAOMI MI electric scooter.

The offenders left in the direction of Northumberland Avenue and down into Tavistock Road. They both had an electric scooter each o ended up leaving with three scooters.

The victim sustained injuries to his face but did not require hospital treatment.

Investigating officer PC Emma Pointon, based at Reading police station, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this offence, or who has any information which they think could be relevant to our investigation.

“If you have any details which you think could be helpful, please call Thames Valley Police on 101, quoting reference number 43200413570 or make a report online.”

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or make a report online.

UPDATE :

Two 23-year-old men from Reading were arrested on suspicion of robbery. They have been released on bail.

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