Man threatened with screwdriver in attempted robbery

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A MAN escaped uninjured after he was threatened with a screwdriver on Sunday morning

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses after the attempted robbery.

At about 1.20am, a 19-year-old man left the ASDA store, where he was working, by the side entrance to use the cashpoint outside the store. After he had used the cashpoint to check his account, he turned to return to the store and was approached by a man who asked him why the store was closed.

The victim replied and carried on walking, when the suspect threatened him with a large screwdriver with an orange handle and demanded he hand over his belongings. The victim ran away from the man back into the store.

Nothing was stolen and he was not injured.

The man is white, around 5ft 8ins, about 26-years-old, and slim. He had dark stubble and spoke with a local accent. He was wearing a black woollen hat, a long thigh-length hooded coat, and possibly jeans.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or recognises the description of the offender should contact Det Con Wendy Cissell via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101. If you don’t want to speak to police or leave your name, call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.