A YOUNG man was threatened with a knife before being forced to hand over money to a trio of thieves.

Police are investigating a robbery, which took place on March 7 on Blenheim Road after 9pm.

The victim, a 20-year-old man, was approaching the junction with London Road when he was approached by three Asian men.

One of the offenders brandished a knife and told the man to give him money, before the three men returned to their car and drove away.

There were no injuries suffered during the incident, but Thames Valley Police appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Police constable Dennis Hicks, from Reading police station, said: “I am appealing for anyone with information about this incident to come forward.

“In particular I would like to hear from anyone who may have been driving along Blenheim Road and captured the incident on their dash-cam.

“The victim was left shaken after this incident.”

The first offender, carrying the knife, is described as being in his mid-20s, approximately 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build, with short black hair.

He was wearing a white hooded top with the hood down.

The second and third man are described as being around the same age, also with short black hair. One was around 6ft 2ins tall and the other was 5ft 9ins tall.

Anyone who has information about this incident can report the details on the Thames Valley Police website, quoting reference 43190076335. Alternatively, you can call the non-emergency telephone number, 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.