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Police appeal for witnesses after attempted robbery in Mortimer

Police have appealed for witnesses after an attempted robbery in Mortimer.

At around 7.55pm on Wednesday (May 5), the victim - a man in his fifties - was getting out of his car in the car park on King Street, opposite Budgens, when he dropped his wallet.

A man approached him and tried to snatch the wallet, punching the victim in the face.

But the victim fought back and the assailant ran off, without taking anything.

The victim sustained a cut above his eye, but did not require medical attention.

The offender is described as a white man in his twenties, of stocky build.

He was wearing a grey hooded top, with the hood up over a baseball cap, black jogging bottoms and dark trainers.

Staff investigator Susan Bradshaw, based at Newbury police station, said: "I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident, or anyone who saw a man matching the description provided in the area at the time to please get in touch.

"You can make a report online or call 101 quoting reference number 43210192486.

"If you wish to remain 100% anonymous you can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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