Reading: Robber threatens to stab victim after stealing his bicycle

A ROBBER threatened to stab a man after he was confronted by the victim for stealing his bike in broad daylight.

At about 3.15pm on Tuesday, July 21, a man in his 30s heard a noise coming from a bike shed at his property in Woolhampton Way, Reading.

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When he went to find out what the noise was, he saw a man attempting to steal his bicycle.

The robber took the bicycle and after he was confronted by the victim, he threatened to stab him by pretending he had a knife.

The attack continued into Greenham Avenue.

Police said the robber, who has a black tattoo on his neck, left the scene with the bicycle and nothing else was stolen.

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He is a white man, in his 30s, with a slim build and around 5ft 8ins tall.

Officers say that he had a long light brown/blonde beard and messy hair and was wearing a baseball cap with a white logo, a long sleeved black t-shirt and grey trousers.

He also had a black tattoo of script writing on the left side of his neck.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Stuart Streeter, based at Reading police station said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or anyone who has any information, to please come forward.

“If you think you recognise the man described, please get in touch.

“You can make a report online or by calling 101 and quoting reference 43200223684.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain 100% anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Reading Chronicle