Two people attacked in separate robberies in Wokingham town centre


A WOMAN and a man have been attacked in separate incidents in Wokingham town centre.

At around 12.25am on Sunday morning (21), a 35-year-old man was walking in an alleyway between Denton Road  and Easthampstead Road (West) car park when he was attacked from behind by two men. The victim was knocked to the floor and the men demanded his wallet before fleeing the scene.

The man suffered cuts and bruises to his body and head and attended the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading for treatment.

Shortly afterwards at around 12.45am, a 21-year-old woman was walking in Rose Court alleyway towards Rectory Close. A man approached her and threatened her before taking her bag and mobile phone. He then ran off into Rose street shouting, which could indicate that a second person was nearby.

The offender is described as white, 5ft 10ins, of slim build with short, light brown hair and was wearing a dark jacket. There is no description of the second offender.

Investigating officer PC Zoe Stolarski, from Bracknell Local CID, said: “These robberies occurred in Wokingham during the early hours of Sunday morning within the space of about half an hour. I would like to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything out of the ordinary in the areas around the time of these offences. Please call me via the 101 number if you have any information.”

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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