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Appeal for witnesses following robbery in Newbury

Alert message sent 05/12/2017 14:39:00

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery which took place in Newbury.

The incident occurred on Wednesday (29/11) at approximately 8.20pm outside the Riverside Community Centre in Rosemoor Gardens.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was sitting on a bench when he was approached from behind by a male offender.

The offender grabbed the victim by the neck and held a knife to his face before demanding the keys to his motorcycle.

The victim managed to break free from the offender, and nothing was stolen from him.

He did not sustain any injuries as a result of the incident.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Jason Walsh, based at Newbury police station, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has any information relating to it.

“If you have any details which you think could help our investigation, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101.”

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '43170355984'


Updated: 06/12/2017 by Claire Williams (Police, Co-ordinator, West Berkshire)
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