Minor injuries for robbery victim

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery yesterday evening.

Between 5.45pm and 6pm, a 47-year-old man was walking along the Redway through Pennyland, heading towards Leopard Drive, near to Broadpiece and the Marina, when he saw a man walking towards him.

The man asked him for the time and, as he went to look at his mobile phone, the man grabbed the victim’s holdall that he was carrying over his shoulder and across his body. This caused the victim to fall and the offender tried to pull the bag away. The victim kicked out and the man ran off towards Neath Hill. Nothing was stolen.

The victim sustained slight swelling to his forehead, a cut knuckle, and redness and scratches. He did not require hospital treatment.

The offender is white, in his early twenties, about 6ft, with short cropped brown hair. He was wearing a green hooded jumper with dark coloured trousers.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or recognises the description of the offender should contact Det Con Sam Reynolds 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.