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Man violently robbed in Purley-on-Thames

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Police appeal for witnesses after man followed from cash point and robbed

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a violent robbery that occurred at 12.30pm today (Friday) in Purley-on-Thames.

A 40-year-old man had withdrawn a large amount of cash in Tilehurst Triangle and had driven home in a Ford Transit van.

As he got out of the vehicle, he was approached by two men who said: “Give me the six grand.”

The men punched him in the face several times before grabbing the money from the dashboard and running off.

The two men are described as white, in their late teens or early twenties; were of medium build and were 5ft 7 or 8ins tall. Both were wearing jeans. One was wearing a dark blue or black, hooded top and the other was wearing a light blue or grey hooded top.

PC Snezhanna Lennon of Thames Valley Police, who is investigating the incident, said: “This is an isolated incident and we believe the offenders may have witnessed the man withdrawing the cash from the bank shortly after midday. They may have been driving a small red hatchback.“

Anyone with any information should contact PC Lennon via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101. If you don't want to speak to police or leave your name, call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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