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Thames Valley Police appeal following robbery near Aldermaston

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An appeal has been launched after an 18-year-old man was robbed by a man carrying a knife on the A4 near Aldermaston.

The man was walking near the junction with Pips Way when a vehicle pulled up alongside him and the passenger demanded money or the man's mobile phone.

Seeing that he was carrying a knife, the 18-year-old handed over £60 in cash.

The vehicle, described as an older style white ford transit, then drove off towards Reading.

The robbery occurred around 6.30am on Saturday, July 3.

The passenger is described as a white man, aged in his mid 30s, approximately 5ft 10ins tall, of a skinny build, with short light coloured hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt and black cargo style work trousers.

The driver is described as a mixed race man, aged in his mid 30s and of stocky build.

Detective constable James Postans, based at Newbury police station, said: “I would like to appeal to anybody who was near Pips Way at around 6.30am on Saturday morning and who witnessed this incident to please contact 101, quoting reference number 43210293225.

"Alternatively, you can make a report online or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 and via their website.

“I’d urge anyone travelling along this stretch of road at around 6.30am on Saturday to check any dash-cam footage you may have in case it captured something that may assist with the investigation.”

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