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Witness appeal following armed robbery in Reading

Alert message sent 01/11/2018 16:41:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

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

At 8.24am today (1/11) two offenders entered a BetFred bookmakers store on Oxford Road in Reading and approached the staff counter.

One of the offenders produced a handgun and threatened a staff member and demanded money.

A quantity of cash was placed in a plastic bag and both offenders left the store.

The first offender is a white man, approximately aged 30, who was dressed in a black waist length jacket with a fur lined hood and dark trousers.

The second offender was also a white man, approximately aged 30, and was dressed in a multi-coloured red and blue hooded jacket, with dark trousers with white stripes down the leg and light coloured shoes.

The victim was not injured during the incident.

Investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Matt Stone, of Force CID at Reading, said: “We are appealing for witnesses to this incident, which was a terrifying experience for the victim.

“It happened in a public place and there is a high chance of it being witnesses by someone.

“We would urge anyone with information to come forward and help us with our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the 24-hour non-emergency number on 101 and quote URN 267 1/11.

Reports can be made online at or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Caitlin Rosetti (Police, Communications Support Assistant, Thames Valley)

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