A knife-wielding assailant stole a man’s moped outside an Abingdon convenience store, police have said.

Armed with a blade, the suspect demanded a man hand over his matte black Honda PCX125 outside One Stop in Wootton Road.

Thames Valley Police said the victim, who is in his 20s, refused.

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The suspect, who is aged around 19 to 20, subsequently pushed him to the ground and made off on the moped according to police.

The incident happened on Thursday (December 7) at around 5.30pm.

The suspect is described as white, about 6ft 2in, of skinny build, and with a local accent.

He was wearing a black hat, a black neck warmer or scarf that was covering his face, plain, light grey jumper and dark trousers, police said.

The stolen moped has the letters 'PCX' in bold white writing on the back left of the vehicle.

Investigating officer PC Thomas Pill, of the Priority Crime Team based at Abingdon police station, said: “We are appealing for any witnesses to this robbery, or anyone with information which could help our investigation, to please come forward.

“To contact us, call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43230549475.

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“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.

“Also, anyone with dash-cam, video doorbell or CCTV footage that might be able to help our investigation can send it to us via this dedicated online portal.”