“I was attacked just two blocks away from home.”
A woman who was attacked on the streets of Gżira yesterday by a black hooded figure who attempted to mug her on her way home has opened up about her traumatic experience.
The woman (who prefers to remain anonymous) contacted Lovin Malta to detail the story in the hope that the aggressor may be found.
“I heard someone running towards me but not in a million years did I think that he was going to rob me.”
“Once he reached me, he grabbed at my handbag but I wouldn’t let it go, so we struggled from the pavement to the middle of the street.”
The incident happened at 6:10 pm in Triq Luqa Briffa in Gżira, and police have confirmed with Lovin Malta that a police report on the incident has been made.
“I was shouting like hell, hoping that someone would hear me. He kept on punching me in the face and kept on saying to let go of my handbag. He threw me on the floor and he was about to start kicking me. At that point, people started coming out of their balconies and another woman began to scream across the street. He panicked and ran away.”
“At the time I couldn’t feel the pain, but blood started coming out of my nose like a tap. Thankfully, people came to help.”
After some convincing, the woman called the police were they promptly arrived on the scene and escorted her to the Msida Police Station where the police report was filed.
“They sent me to the hospital but they said my face is too bruised and swollen to be able to identify any deformities. I will have to go again next week so they can check if I have a broken nose.”
Though the woman didn’t get a good glimpse at the hooded figure she hopes that, by sharing her story, someone will be able to help identify him.
“It’s scary that this is what we’ve come too. I used to feel safe going out by myself, even at 2 am, but now you don’t even feel safe going home from work.”
Police investigations are still ongoing. If you have any information that can help with this case please contact the police by calling 119.