A TEENAGER was punched several times in the face as thieves attacked him for his scooter.

Thames Valley Police said the 14-year-old boy was stood outside New City Fish and Chip shop on Buckland Road when approached by the two attackers.

One of the offenders punched the teenage victim in the face several times and stole his black XIAOMI MI electric scooter.

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Police said the attackers both had scooters themselves and fled with the third in the direction of Northumberland Avenue and down into Tavistock Road.

It happened on December 7.

The force has since arrested two 23-year-old men from Reading on suspicion of robbery. They both have been released on bail.

The victim was injured but did not require hospital treatment.

Investigating officer PC Emma Pointon, based at Reading police station, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this offence, or who has any information which they think could be relevant to our investigation.

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“If you have any details which you think could be helpful, please call Thames Valley Police on 101, quoting reference number 43200413570 or make a report online.”