A teenager was threatened with a 'possible firearm' in a late-night robbery.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information abou the 'distressing' theft, which took place at around 9.30pm on Sunday, May 3.

The 18-year-old man was in his car in the car park behind the barbers on Ilges Lane, Cholsey, near Wallingford, when he noticed a small silver car enter and park in the middle of the car park so he was unable to drive out.

The victim got out of his car and walked towards Tesco when he saw a man get out of the front passenger side of the silver car.

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The man approached him and asked him to hand over what he had in his pockets.

Another man then got out of the back of the car holding a black bag with an item in it, which police say was 'possibly a firearm'.

He approached them and while holding the bag made threats towards the 18-year-old and demanded that he hand over his items.

The teenager did and the men also took his phone from the passenger seat of his car and kicked it into a nearby garden.

The men got back into the silver car and left in the direction of the main roundabout.

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No one was injured and an amount of cash was stolen.

The first man is described as fat with dark skin, aged in his early twenties and approximately 6ft 5ins tall.

He was wearing a black zip up hooded jacket with the hood up and a white T-shirt underneath and dark-coloured trousers.

The second is described as a skinny man with dark skin, aged in his early twenties and approximately 5ft 11ins tall.

He was wearing a black hooded top with the hood up and black trousers.

The car is described as a silver five-door hatchback, similar to an old-style Renault Clio.

Investigating officer PC Lorraine O’Connor, based at Abingdon police station, said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or may have any CCTV or dash-cam footage to get in touch.

"This was a distressing incident for the victim and I want to hear from anyone who has any information about this offence.

“You can get in touch using our online form quoting reference number 43200131927.

"Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via their website or on 0800 555 111.”