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Mugger kicks woman in the face for handbag in Camden Town

PUBLISHED: 16:49 01 April 2010 | UPDATED: 16:53 07 September 2010

A WOMAN was kicked in the face by a mugger who had followed her to her Camden Town home in the early hours of Saturday morning. The 41-year-old was walking in Wilmot Place at around 1am when she noticed her attacker walking behind her. The man grabbed her

A WOMAN was kicked in the face by a mugger who had followed her to her Camden Town home in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The 41-year-old was walking in Wilmot Place at around 1am when she noticed her attacker walking behind her.

The man grabbed her handbag and pulled it from her shoulder. The frightened victim fell to the ground but she refused to let go of her bag. The robber then turned violent and kicked her in the face before fleeing towards St Pancras Way with her handbag.

She was left in shock and sustained a cut to her arm in the robbery.

Det Sgt Michael Waters, from Camden's Robbery Squad said: "This was a cowardly crime that has left a women very shaken, I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident, to please get in touch."

The victim described the attacker as a black man, approximately 20 -30 years old and was wearing trainers and a dark top. Detectives are not linking the attack to the recent spate of linked gun point muggings around Belsize Park and Hampstead.

Anyone with information is urged to call Camden police on 0300 123 1212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

It is not being linked to the muggings in the North of the borough this month. For more on that police appeal see page 13.


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