A TEENAGER was chased and robbed by a group of masked men outside a Sainsbury's branch.

Police says that the victim, a 16-year-old boy, was with a friend outside the supermarket in Wantage, when a group of masked men began chasing him and he separated from his friend.

He ended up in Limborough Road where two men from the group knocked him over and stole his coat and bag.

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The two men were on bicycles, and wearing full-face coverings and dark clothing.

The force is now appealing for witnesses of the incident, which happened around 11.30am on July 7.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Jamie Lawes, based at Abingdon police station said: "I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident, or anyone who has any information, to please get in touch.

"You can make a report online or by calling 101 and quoting reference 43210301426.

"If you wish to remain anonymous you can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."