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Police issue witness appeal following robbery in Swallowfield

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Swallowfield.

At 7.25am on Saturday (15/8), the victim, a 15-year-old boy, was in the Swallowfield Parish Stores and Post Office on The Street when he was approached by two men.

One of the men threatened the victim with a Stanley knife and told him to open the till.

A large number of cigarettes, several bottles of alcohol and £40 in cash were taken. The victim was not injured.

The offenders drove away in a silver Toyota MR2.

Investigating officer PC Victoria McNicholas, based at Loddon Valley police station, said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim, who was alone in the store at the time of the incident.

“I am appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident to get in touch.

“You can contact us using our online reporting form, quoting reference number 43200253997, or by calling the non-emergency number 101.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

UPDATE…

A 35-year-old man from Arborfield and a 63-year-old man from Bracknell have been arrested in connection with this incident and have been released on bail.