AN ATTEMPTED robbery outside a Mortimer petrol station has led to police seeking witnesses, after a man suffered injuries after being punched in the face. 

At around 8pm on Wednesday, May 5, a victim, a man in his fifties, was getting out of his car on King Street car park, opposite the Budgens store, where he dropped his wallet.

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A man then came up to him and tried to take the man's wallet, and punched him in the face.

The victim fought back, and the man ran from the scene without taking anything. Unfortunately, the victim sustained a cut above his eye, but did not require hospital treatment. 

Reading Chronicle:

The attacker has been described as a white man in his 20s, with a stocky build. He was seen wearing a gray hoded top with the hood up over a baseball cap, black jogging bottoms and dark trainers.  

Staff investigator Susan Bradshaw, based at Newbury police station said: “I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident, or anyone who saw a man matching the description provided in the area at the time to please get in touch.

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“You can make a report online or call 101 quoting reference number 43210192486.

“If you wish to remain 100% anonymous you can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”