Police appeal after man attacked and robbed

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed on Sunday.

At about 8.15pm, a 20-year-old man was pushing his bike along St Dunstans, Coffee Hall, when he was approached from behind by two boys. One demanded his mobile phone and punched him in the face, while the second boy punched him in the head, which caused him to fall to the ground.

One of the boys then took the victim’s Sony PSP from his pocket, then picked up the victim’s bike and walked off, before throwing the bike down an alleyway. A third boy riding a white BMX bike was also with the offenders, but he stayed on the other side of the road during the robbery.

The victim sustained slight grazing to his face, but did not require hospital treatment.

The boys are all white, between 16 and 17 years old, and about 5ft 2ins to 5ft 3ins.

The first boy was stocky and wearing a black tracksuit with a white hood, pulled up, and a black scarf covering his face. The second boy was slim, with short dark hair. He was wearing a blue hooded top, a white baseball cap, black tracksuit bottoms, and had a black scarf covering the bottom of his face. The third boy on the bike was wearing a white hooded top and black trousers. His white BMX had Chinese writing on it.

Anyone with any information about the robbery, or who recognises the description of the offenders, should contact Det Con Reg Jones 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.