A MAN was punched and robbed of his money while withdrawing cash.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the robbery, which took place on Saturday (May 23) between 11.10 and 11.30am.

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The victim, a man in his twenties, withdrew money from the cash machine outside the Asda on Honey End Lane, Tilehurst, when an unknown man then punched him in the back of the head, causing him to fall to the ground.

He then took the money from the cash machine, leaving the scene in a white Ford S-Max.

Investigating officer PC Carl Lewis, based at Reading police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident to get in touch. I am appealing particularly to an elderly couple who helped the victim up from the ground – if this was you, please get in touch.

“You can contact us using our online reporting form, quoting reference number 43200152360. If you are unable to report online, you can call the non-emergency number 101. However, please note that our waiting times may be longer than usual.

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“Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”