Mugging in West Dulwich - Glazebrook Close/Kennoldes
Posted by: firstname.lastname@example.org
22 August, 2017 12:30
Having seen some recent posts on this forum regarding muggings, I wanted to alert you to a mugging incident I experienced this morning. As a daily commuter from West Dulwich train station into the City, I usually walk some of the way along Croxted Road before turning right into Glazebrook Close to take a short cut to the train station through Kennoldes. Today, as I was walking off Glazebrook Close and through the public alley walkway towards the station, I received a tap on the shoulder from a black male youth wearing a black gas mask and red coat. He was probably around the age of 16-21. He latched on to my jacket and demanded me to hand over money and without knowing whether he may have been armed I handed him my bag. Fortunately there was nothing valuable in it. He took it and then ran off. This was in broad daylight at 8.30am in front of two witnesses. I then left and walked to the station down Croxted Road and met a resident there who asked what had happened. He said the alley way there is a "hotspot" for muggings in the area given commuters and is especially bad during the school holidays (now and over Christmas). I've reported this to the police and they wish to interview me later this week.
For other commuters or passers by in the area, I strongly suggest not walking this way to the train station in future (at least not alone, as I was for a short time) - stick to the main roads.
If anyone wants any further information, please let me know.