A TEENAGER sustained injuries when three men assaulted him during a robbery in Thatcham.

The 18-year-old man was walking towards the Co-op in Hartmead Road on Tuesday, November 5 at about 1.45pm from Stoney Lane.

A vehicle pulled up in front of him and three men got out, demanding that he give them his bag.

He was punched in the head and knocked to the floor before his bag was taken from him, and he was then assaulted again.

The men then got back in the vehicle and drove away down Stoney Lane.

The victim sustained injuries to his arm and shoulder but did not require hospital treatment.

The first offender is a white man who was wearing a white bandana with a back circle pattern on it.

He had short, black hair and was wearing a black jumper and black shorts.

He is about 5ft 10ins tall with a skinny build.

The second offender is a white man with a stocky build and is shorter than the first offender.

He was wearing tracksuit bottoms with three white stripes on the side of them, and black trainers.

The victim has not been able to provide a description of the third offender.

The offenders are believed to have been travelling in a light gold coloured car, which could have been a Ford Mondeo or a Mercedes.

It may have had a taxi plate next to its number plate.

The victim's stolen bag is black leather and had Armani written on it in silver writing.

It contained keys on a key chain in the shape of red football shirt with Arsenal N1 Fan written on it.

Investigating officer PC Petar Stoyanov, based at Newbury police station, said: “This was a very distressing incident for the victim and I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed it, or who has any information which they think could help our investigation.

“If you have any details which you believe could be relevant, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101, quoting reference number 43190345206.”