Detectives hunt empty-handed fast food robbers
Maxwell Kusi Obodum • Published 9 Jul 2012 17:30
MASKED thugs blundered when they raided a fast food restaurant and escaped with an empty cash box.
Two men wearing grey hoodies and believed to be carrying crowbars, threatened a 50-year-old security guard they thought was collecting money from KFC in Oxford Road, west Reading, at 10.30am today. The man threw the box to them and they escaped in a green or blue Nissan Micra.
Detective Constable James Kyriacopoulos said: "The victim was not injured and fortunately the cash box was empty, but I am keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who saw a Micra in the area either before or immediately after the incident."
Witnesses should contact detectives on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
This article appeared in Local Berkshire 09 Jul 12