Portsmouth failed robbery victim left scared to go out alone

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THE victim of an attempted robbery has spoken of her terror and says she has been left scared to go out alone.

The 24-year-old woman, who does not want to be named, was pushed to the ground in Cornwallis Crescent, Landport, by robbers who tried to snatch her bag.

She said: ‘When the robbery was happening I was petrified.

‘One minute I was walking along talking to my mum on my phone, the next my bag was being grabbed from my shoulder.

‘It was so sudden.

‘I’m really shaken up by what happened.

‘I’m nervous about being out on my own, especially out in the dark. I was such a confident person, this has really affected me.’

As previously reported in The News, detectives are linking the attempted robbery with a robbery on a 63-year-old woman in Buckland Path, Buckland.

Both incidents happened between 7pm and 7.20pm last Thursday.

Police believe the robberies were carried out by two or three men wearing balaclavas or black hooded tops with scarves covering their faces.

Anyone with information should call Detective Constable Allison Fraser on 101.