Man's wallet stolen after hit and runBy Laura Herbert
July 27, 2012
Police are investigating a man's claim that his wallet was stolen as he called for help after being hit by car.
The man, 52, is believed to have been knocked to the ground by a car as he crossed the road near the Running Horse pub in London Road at around 11.15pm yesterday.
The car, which didn't stop at the scene, is described as having a loud sports engine.
While the man called for help, a second man approached him and stole his wallet.
The thief is described as a white man, in his twenties, 5ft 8in, thin, with a scruffy beard and a strong London or Cockney accent. He was wearing a baseball cap and a denim coat.
PC Andrew Fordyce, investigating the incident, said: “The man was seen by paramedics and taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital, but later discharged. He is suffering from a sore back and neck, but thankfully did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.
“We are very keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or the subsequent events, to help us piece together exactly what happened.”
Anyone with information can call PC Fordyce on 101 or call Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.