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Bum-rushed and robbed

A woman’s instincts turned out to be right, albeit delayed, when the hairs on the back of her head told her that someone was following her on Bay Ridge Parkway last week.

The 56-year-old told police that she had just parked her car on 74th Street just before 1 a.m. on September 17 and was walking to her home when she heard the sound of footsteps behind her.

She whirled around to protect herself, but the thief was already on top of her, cops said.

The thief shoved the woman to the ground and ran off with her purse, camera and passport after a brief tug-of-war.

Police said that they were still searching for the thief, described as a white male, and another man who reportedly stood across the street acting like a lookout.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 68th Precinct at (718) 439-4211. All calls will be kept confidential.

A diminutive devil is being sought for raiding a car service base on Third Avenue near 76th Street.

A 56-year-old employee of Colonial II Car and Limousine Service said that he was manning the phones at 3 a.m. September 14 when a 5’3”, 160-pound black male charged in, waving around a plastic bag as if he had a handgun inside.

The thief ordered the employee to empty his pockets and robbed him of $150 before running off, cops said.

A 90-year-old woman received the surprise of her life when two thieves forced their way into her apartment on 65th Street near 10th Avenue last week.

Police said that the thieves, described as two white males in their thirties, kicked in the door at about 3 p.m. on September 16, leaving it battered and broken.

The thieves swiped $100 and ran off without confronting the senior, who reportedly witnessed the ordeal, according to police.

A plucky 16-year-old with an unnatural connection to his phone reportedly fought off a crew of thieves wanting him to cough up his cell last week.

The victim was crossing 66th Street near Fourth Avenue at 8:30 a.m. September 14 when three thieves began shoving the teen as they asked him for money.

The victim forked over everything he had -- which amounted to $6 -- but said that he wasn’t going to give them his cell phone.

But that’s not what you tell a thief.

When the suspects started shoving the teen again, this time demanding the phone, the victim punched one of the males in the face and cried out for help.

The thieves scattered, settling for the $6, officials said.

Here are two heavy-handed muggers who aren’t afraid to advertise: One of them wore a black shirt while his partner wore a blue shirt.

Police said that the two thugs, described as black males in their mid-20s, are being sought for working over a 39-year-old man during a confrontation on 84th Street near Sixth Avenue.

Police said that the victim was heading toward the Fourth Avenue subway at 6:50 a.m. on September 16 when the suspects grabbed him from behind and started wailing on him.

The thieves then rifled through the victim’s pockets, taking his iPhone, credit cards, keys and $40, officials said.

Over $4,000 in jewelry was removed from a 10th Avenue home last week, police said.

A 22-year-old man said that someone forced their way through the front door of their home near 62nd Street sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on September 16.

Among the items taken was a white gold ring, a gold chain, and a pair of diamond earrings.

A digital camera was also removed, officials said.

A woman had a gold chain ripped off her neck as she walked down 72nd Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues during a daring daytime theft.

Cops were told that the woman was walking eastbound on 72nd Street at 1:41 p.m. on September 7 when an unidentified thief crept up behind her, yanked at the gold chain and ran off with it.

Police believe that the thief followed the woman from a nearby ATM.

Anyone with information regarding this theft is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 68th Precinct at (718) 439-4211. All calls will be kept confidential.

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