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>I'm still a bit on edge.
I think it's a sad fact of life that if you live in London, you're going to get robbed from time to time. It is unsettling, and there is almost nothing you can do about it. Console yourself with the fact that these people were obviously in a desperate situation to be doing this, and they didn't harm you.
Write it off, and move on. It's just a device, no matter how jarring the whole process is. You will learn from this about how you interact with others in the street, and you will learn to not make eye contact or be as "helpful" to most strangers, no matter how upsetting those concepts are. For kind, open people, these are difficult lessons to learn, but you will.