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Do you recognise this boy?

Thames Valley Police has released images of a boy who might have vital information relating to an ongoing investigation into a robbery in Calcot.

The incident took place on Sunday, June 6, at approximately 3pm.

Police release image of boy who may have information on Calcot robbery. (48838286)
Police release image of boy who may have information on Calcot robbery. (48838286)

Two males, who were part of a group of young people, took two bicycles belonging to two 14-year-old boys at Southcote Linear Park in Calcot.

One of the boys was kicked in the stomach after he confronted them, and the suspects left with the bikes along the pathway towards Burghfield Road.

One of the suspects was later seen in Coronation Square, Southcote, Reading, where one of the bicycles was recovered. The other bicycle has not been found.

Police release image of boy who may have information on Calcot robbery. (48838288)
Police release image of boy who may have information on Calcot robbery. (48838288)

The stolen bike is a Voodoo Bantu with a grey and orange frame. It has mountain tyres, hydraulic brakes and little fluid-filled capsules near the brake levers.

The right hand brake lever was replaced and sticks out at a different angle.

The bike’s saddle is black suede effect with the word “Collective” in white at the back of it. A black bottle holder was attached to the frame.

The victim who was kicked in the stomach did not sustain any injuries.

Investigating officer detective constable Nicholas Wilkinson, based at Newbury police station, said: “This was a frightening experience for the two young boys targeted in this incident.

“Although the victim who was kicked did not suffer any injuries, a bicycle was stolen.

“We are releasing images of a boy we would like to speak to who may have information relating to this incident.

“We are also appealing again to anybody who was in the vicinity of Southcote Linear Park and Coronation Square at around the time of the incident on June 6 who believe they witnessed this incident to please contact police.

“If you or anyone you know recognises the boy in the images or you witnessed the incident, please call police on 101 and quote reference number 43210246385.

“You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”



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