A MAN in his 30s was robbed at knifepoint and pushed over in Reading.

The victim was approached by two men as he was walking through an alleyway that connects St Giles Close and Church Street in Reading, at around 8.55am on Thursday, February 2,

One of the men shouted at the victim and pointed a Stanley knife at him, demanding him to drop his laptop bag.

The victim dropped his bag and wallet and was pushed to the floor.

The men then ran away down Church Street towards the church. 

Police confirmed the victim was not injured during the robbery.

The offenders are described as two black men, around 6ft tall with skinny faces.

The man who pointed a knife at the victim had short dark hair and a short beard. He was wearing a khaki green parka coat that looked old and grubby. He spoke with a deep voice.

The man who pushed the victim to the floor was wearing a dark navy tracksuit with black trainers.

A Doc Martens laptop bag with a silver HP laptop and a brown wallet was stolen.

Investigating officer, DC Anaïs Banneville, based at Reading police station, said: “We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed what happened to please come forward.

“You can contact police by calling 101 or via the Thames Valley Police website, quoting reference 43240061572.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online.”