A young man considers himself to be quite lucky after his mugging at knife point. The incident occurred on Bordesley Green during the early morning hours on Thursday, when the 34 year old man was walking back to his flat after visiting with friends and family.
The man did not notice anything amiss as he was walking, but remembers that a lone man wearing dark trousers, a dark long sleeve tee, and black tennis shoes approached him from the opposite direction.
“I did not notice anything suspicious about the man as he approached, I just thought we were walking in the same area”.
However, when the man was quite close to him, the mugger reached out to yank on his laptop backpack. When the young man refused to give the bag up, the robber pulled a large knife out of his trousers, and told him to hand it over.
The victim continued to fight with his attacker in an effort to protect his belongings, and try to get the knife away from the attacker, but to no avail. The victim explained that within seconds the attacker stabbed him several times, including in the arm, thigh, and finally in his chest, which resulted in the victim releasing his laptop backpack.
The victim is currently receiving treatment for his wounds in hospital due to the large amount of blood lost during the attack. The victim lost a brand new laptop, as well as a rather large sum of money, jewelry, and other valuables that he was carrying in his backpack.
The victim is still considered as being in critical condition, but was in good spirits when we spoke with him earlier today. He said that he is “thankful for his life, but hopes that the attacker will be caught so that his belongings can be recovered.”
Police are requesting information
Police are urging anyone with information to come forward to prevent this kind of attack on other innocent people. Due to the sudden increase in muggings across North London as of late, officers are also stepping up their nighttime patrols. Additionally, they are urging people to make sure that they remain alert and aware of their surroundings, and try to ensure that they always travel with at least one other person when walking at night.
The increase in muggings in this area is leading many to wonder whether it is the same man, or group of people who are carrying out these attacks. There have been several victims who were stabbed during their muggings, and each was carrying a laptop backpack or similar carryall. Police in the area are hopeful that they will figure out who is responsible for these attacks, before anyone else is seriously injured or killed.
If you have any information concerning this or any of the other attacks that have taken place lately, you are urged to contact police so that these muggers can be apprehended before they cause any more injuries or worse.