A taxi driver has been held at knifepoint and forced to hand over cash.
According to the Reading Chronicle, Thames Valley Police said a man was parked in his taxi in Valentia Road, Reading, on Thursday, November 19. A man then got into the taxi between 10.30pm and 10.45pm and told the victim to drive to Forbury Gardens.
The attacker threatened the victim with a knife outside the Forbury Hotel and demanded money. Police said the victim handed over a £20 note and managed to get out the car, the offender then fled through the graveyard and onto Friar Street.
The offender is described as a white man, in his early twenties, approximately 5ft 9ins tall and with an athletic build. He had brown hair, slightly longer on top with short back and sides and he spoke with a local accent. He was wearing a black bomber jacket, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.
Investigator Chelsea Hughes said: “Thankfully the victim in this case was not injured, however it was a terrifying ordeal for him.
“I am appealing for witnesses to this incident, or anyone who may have information, to please come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 ref 43200385332