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Two men rob teenager in Greenham

Bag stolen during frightening incident

John Herring

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John Herring

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A teenager had his bag snatched during a frightening robbery in Greenham. 

The 17-year-old man was cycling from Wash Common via The Nightingales when he was stopped by two men behind the shops in Austen Gardens 

When he refused to empty his pockets one of the men grabbed his Nike cross body bag and fled. 

The bag contained a phone charger, black wallet, keys and Golden Virginia tobacco.

The teenager was not injured during the robbery.

The robber who snatched the bag is described as white, aged in his 20s, slim and about 5ft 7ins tall. 

He was wearing a denim coloured shirt with white buttons and jeans.

The other man is described as black, also in his 20s, stocky and of a similar height.

He was wearing a grey beanie hat pulled down over his eyebrows, a grey hooded top which had white drawstrings, navy blue jeans and Nike Air Max Air Force trainers.

The robbery occurred between 4.30pm and 5pm on Monday, September 28.

A 21-year-old man from West Berkshire has been arrested on suspicion of robbery. He has been released on police bail until November 2.

Investigating officer, Det Con Clare Larkworthy, said: “This was a frightening incident for the victim, who had his Nike cross body bag containing a phone charger, black wallet, keys and Golden Virginia tobacco stolen.

"If you have been offered any of these items or have any information about the offence then please contact police by visiting your nearest police station or by calling 101."

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. 

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