Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Reading where five gold rings were stolen off the victim.

The incident occurred between 5.05pm and 5.25pm on Sunday June 16 at Prospect Park, where the victim, a man in his late 50’s, was approached by another male, who proceeded to punch the victim in the face multiple times and then stole five 9-carat-gold rings from the victim, along with a black bicycle.

The victim sustained injuries to the face and arm, which required further hospital treatment. He has since been discharged.

The offender is described as a white male in his thirties, around 5ft 8inch,  with a black stubble beard.

He was wearing a black jacket with a zip down the middle and no hood, along with black jogging bottoms. There was also a white female that was with the suspect at the time of the incident, who is described as being in her 30’s.

Investigating officer DC Katie Shortland said: “We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or anyone with information about what happened, to please come forward.

“We are also asking anyone who may have dash-cam or CCTV footage that could assist our enquiry to please come forward.

“You can provide information by calling 101 or through our online pages and quoting reference 43240282418.

“Or if you do not wish to speak to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers who will take your information 100% anonymously. You can call them on 0800 555 111.”