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A man was threatened at knifepoint in an attempted robbery in Newbury at about 11.45pm on Wednesday night (December 7)

A MAN was threatened at knifepoint in an attempted robbery in Newbury on Wednesday night (December 7).

At about 11.45pm, a 37-year-old man was walking towards the town centre having just left the BP garage on London Road when he was approached by a man and threatened with a knife that had a six-inch blade.

The man demanded to know what the victim had in his pockets.

A police car, which was answering another call, drove past at this point and the victim flagged the officers down, while the offender ran off along the A4, towards Skyllings and Walton Way.

Police carried out an extensive search of the area, using the dog section, but the man was not found.

Thames Valley Police have now released a description of the man, who is described as white, in his early 20s, around 6ft, slim, with a thin face and dark coloured hair.

He was wearing a black hooded top, which had a faded white star/circle on the chest area, baggy blue jeans and light coloured trainers.

He spoke with a southern accent.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Case Investigator Nina Tanner on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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