An investigation has been launched following a robbery in Reading.

Between 9.50pm and 10pm on Monday (February 1), two women were walking along Kings Road, near the Prudential building, when an argument started as one demanded money from the other.

Police said the suspect then grabbed the victim and attacked her to try and steal money from her.

She took a leopard print scarf that the victim was wearing but did not take any money.

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The victim suffered a cut to her face, but did not need hospital treatment, police said.

The attacker is described as a white woman aged in her late teens to early 20s and around 5ft 4ins to 5ft 7ins tall.

She was wearing a red or pink coat that was unzipped, with the hood up.

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Investigating officer Detective Constable Phil Marchant, based at Reading police station, said: “This incident took place on a busy main road and so I’m keen to hear from anyone who may have dash cam footage of the incident or who saw this happening.”

Call 101 quoting reference number 43210044282, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you have any information.