A SHOCKED Moray teenager has relived the terrifying moment when she was confronted by a masked mugger.
Bronwyn Shaw came face-to-face with a would-be robber wearing a balaclava as she walked home from work.
The man demanded that she hand over her purse, and then asked her how old she was.
Although she is 18, in her panic Bronwyn told him she was just 16, and that seemed to spook the mugger, who fled empty-handed through Elgin’s Cooper Park towards the High Street.
Bronwyn, of South Lesmurdie, was unharmed, but very badly shaken following the incident.
“I was at the corner of the cathedral when I heard somebody say ‘Excuse me’ behind me. I got a fright, and when I turned round he was dressed all in black and wearing a balaclava.
At no point did the mugger make any attempt to assault her, but she is worried that he might strike again.
A spokesman for Grampian Police confirmed that an investigation is ongoing. Anyone with relevant information can contact the police on 0845 6005700 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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