Shopkeeper Injured In Robbery In Reading

17 April 2014, 15:04

Two men and two 16-year-old boys have been arrested and bailed over a robbery at a shop on Northumberland Avenue in Reading.

At about 4.30pm on 10 April the offenders, three men, walked in to CK Food and Wine in Northumberland Avenue. 

Two of the men struck a shop worker around the head with objects placed inside a sock. 

The victim sustained cuts to his head, requiring stitches, and a cut to his elbow. 

The men forced the worker to open the till and stole cash. The offenders then drove away in a vehicle. The offenders are black and were dressed in black with black face coverings. 

Two men and two boys have been arrested in connection with the robbery. 

They are an 18-year-old man from Tilehurst, a 20-year-old man from Upper Basildon, a 16-year-old boy from Earley and a 16-year-old boy from Reading. They have all have been released on bail until 27 May. 

Investigating officer Det Con Mandy Brownlie, from Reading Force CID, said: 

“I am appealing for anyone with any information about this incident or anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area to contact police.” 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Brownlie via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101. 

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court. 

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