Since I have vbeen robbed, I'm afraid to go to the street.

Portugal
July 19, 2010 8:11am CST
Hello everyone. I got a huge problem. Before I was robbed I was "the king" of the streets, I went everywhere with no fear, listening to music, I never thought I would be robbed. But one day it happened, I was walking and I saw a group of 5 in some stairs, and I thought "Go back" but I didn't. Then they came to me, pushed me into the wall and asked for my cellphone. I gave them and ran home (I was about 100m away from home). But that's not the biggest problem. The problem is that those stairs are 100m away from home, they are always there, and I know where they live and study. They live in the same street as I do, a bit up, and the school is about 500m from my home. I have to pass everyday by they're home, and sometimes by they're school because I take my girlfriend to her dance lessons. I know I should just get out with no fear, but they live at 500m from me (up direction) and they study 500m from me (down direction.) I'm not from "the streets", I am an usual guy. And if you say call the police, don't even say. I already called the first time, but if I call now and say "they did it" what's my proof? It's me against 5. My cellphone? Long selled, I'm sure. And the cops without a proof can't do anything, then the group of 5 would come after me. I don't really now what to do. I can't move home, and I have to start going alone home. And the street where I live doesn't have a lot of people, there is no other way to get home. We don't live in the same "street". I live at a usual home, they live at houses that are cheaper, but really cheap. Those alley houses. So, we are not the same kind of person. Well, hope I find a solution here.
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2 responses
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
22 Sep 10
Hi. twistzao. I am very sorry about this. I hope that you will be able to walk the streets soon. I know that it is going to take some time to. I hope that you can track down your cell phone too. If the thieves have made phone calls to your cell phone, then their should be some kinds of phone records that are traceable. Don't let them get away with this! Get your dignity and sanity back!
• Portugal
4 Oct 10
Well, thanks for the reply. I blocked my cellphone the minute I was robbed, and here in Portugal, the police is crap. She just watches everything happen while eating there donuts, the small crimes aren't solved in this country, the big ones, well, they blame a random person, and hope she knows anything. Most of the crimes that are solved, is because they solve themselves. Cheers!
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
19 Jul 10
Considering following exposure therapy. I've been walking around with a lot of fears too, in my short life already. Exposure therapy helped me reduce the fear and told me what I could do and think in order to reduce it even more.