A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was robbed at knifepoint this morning in Earley.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident, which took place at around 7.30am today (september 15) at the bus stop on the junction of Maiden Erleigh Drive and Wokingham Road, next to the crossing.

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The victim was walking on Wokingham Road when a teenage boy wearing a grey tracksuit and mask asked him to empty his pockets.

The offender showed the victim the handle of a knife, which was black in colour.

He took £5 from him and threatened the victim not to call the police, before riding off on a black bicycle towards Three Tuns.

The offender is described as a white boy in his late teens with a "milky complexion".

He was around 5ft 8ins to 5ft 9ins tall.

The victim was not injured in the incident.

Investigating officer PC Philip Davies, based at Reading police station, said: “This was a very frightening incident for the victim, who was forced to hand over a small quantity of cash.

“I am appealing for anybody who was in the area at the time and believes that they witnessed this offence to please make contact with police, quoting reference number 43200289226.

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“You can do so by calling 101, or by making a report online.

“If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“I would also appeal to any drivers who were in the area and may have dash-cam in their vehicles to please check this and contact police if it has captured anything that can assist my investigation.”