The victim of Monday's Peak robbery yesterday spoke of her ordeal for the first time in the hope of improving policing policies. Karin Svensson, 63, the former wife of a Hong Kong delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, was pushed down a slope by a lone robber. She said her attack would be worthwhile if it became a catalyst for change in policing and security, not only in country parks. 'I just wonder how many people it will take to get hurt or killed on the walks or in our parks here before the local government or police take some action?' she said. Ms Svensson, ex-wife of Tan Man-kou, was robbed of her handbag containing $1,200, a mobile phone and bank cards while showing her 19-year-old Swiss friend around the Peak. She said a man jumped her from behind and grabbed her bag when they were walking on Lugard Road. 'He kept swinging me around. I wasn't really scared. I was angry, [thinking] how dare this happen in daylight?' she said, adding that she kept screaming but there was nobody else apart from her friend, who she said was nailed to the spot by fear. 'He got the bag off and grabbed me on my other arm. He then dragged me over to the edge of the slope and threw me out. 'So I fell down, probably five metres. That's when I prayed not to get very hurt.' She was stopped by a tree, but she injured her right knee and received many cuts and scratches in the fall. As an advocate of natural healing and a volunteer in palliative care in Queensland, Australia, Ms Svensson's subsequent trip to hospital was her first in 28 years. She said she was due to return to Australia today after a two-week stay with her family in Hong Kong but had to postpone her travels while she was on crutches and medication. Ms Svensson said that after the attack, she walked with her friend for 20 minutes before they found a police van. She called for more police patrols in parks and nature trails and the installation of emergency phones along the most frequented walks. 'If there had been a help phone like that, or even a policeman in the area, they may have had a chance of getting to the attacker much faster, whereas when I walked back, it took me probably 20 minutes before I saw the police van,' she said. More robberies of this type could also affect tourism, she said. Meanwhile, Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, said the Fire Services Department handled 624 emergency cases involving hikers in the past financial year, and on average, it took rescue workers an hour and 21 minutes to arrive at the scene. He told the Legislative Council that many of the places were inaccessible by road and rescue workers had to go on foot.