A DRIVER has been forced to hand over their car keys at knifepoint in Reading with fears of being threatened with a gun also.

Thames Valley Police said the robbery happened when two vehicles crashed on Whiteknights Road, near the junction with Green Road.

The force said a light-coloured vehicle collided with a black Vauxhall Corsa between 4.15pm and 4.30pm on Thursday, September 3.

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One man got out the light-coloured vehicle and brandished a knife at the occupants of the Corsa.

Police said two more men got out the same vehicle and took the keys from the ignition of the Corsa.

It is also believed that the first man - who had the knife - could have been carrying a gun also.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Adele Taylor, of the Priority Crime Team based at Reading police station, said: “In addition to brandishing a knife, the offender had a bulge in his trousers which may have left the victim fearing he had a gun.

“I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information about what happened to contact police.”

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All of the offenders are described as south Asian. The offender who was carrying a knife, is described as 5ft 4ins to 5ft 6ins, of large build, aged approximately 16 to 17 years old.

The other two offenders are approximately 6ft, of skinny build, and aged approximately 19 to 20 years old.

Thames Valley Police has confirmed the car was not stolen during the attack, just the keys.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ref 43200276019