Returned from Alvor last Tuesday after a 12 day holiday with my daughter. Unfortunately the holiday was marred when we were attacked by a car thief and I had my handbag stolen. This was at approx 10.30 pm on a Sunday evening on the main road through Alvor. Luckily we were not harmed just badly shaken and I was bruised as the man pushed me out of his car when I wouldn't let go of my bag. We have been travelling to Portugal for over 12 years and I have always felt safe walking about at all times but I will be very wary for the future. I don't want to scare you ladies on your own, just to make you aware and to take care. When I reported the incident to the Portimao Police they showed me 2 mug shots of suspects so they know it is occurring.