E-scooter robbery in Reading leads to police witness appeal Leave a comment


AN E-SCOOTER robbery in Reading has spurred police officers to appeal for witnesses.

On Friday, July 16, between 3.45pm and 5.45pm, a woman aged in her forties was approached by two males in Waterloo Meadows, Elgar Road, Reading.

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The two attackers pushed the victim to the floor and stole her electric scooter. One of the attackers was heard to threaten to stab the victim.

 The first offender is a white male, aged between 17 and 19-years-old and around 5ft 2ins tall with mousey brown hair, short on the sides and curled on top, which fell onto his face.

He was clean shaven and was wearing a red jumper, grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms and trainers. He spoke with a local accent.

The second offender is also a white male aged between 17 and 19-years old.

He was slightly taller than the first offender with dark brown hair, which was slicked back, and was wearing dark clothing, possibly jeans and a jacket. He had his own scooter with him which was black, grey and red in colour.

The victim sustained grazing and bruising, but did not require hospital treatment.

Designated investigator Zoe Purnell, of the Priority Crime Team based at Reading police station, said: “I am appealing to anybody who witnessed this incident to please come forward and contact police.

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“I am particularly keen to hear from anybody who may have mobile phone, CCTV or dash-cam footage from the area, or who recognises the description of either offender.

“The victim, thankfully, was not seriously hurt, but this was an extremely distressing incident.

“If you have any information or witnessed the incident, please call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101 or make a report online, quoting reference 43210316908.

“Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”





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