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Bum rushed

A thief shoved a woman to the ground on Bay Ridge Parkway on Sept. 17, mugging her for her purse after a brief tug-of-war.

Cops said that the thug sneaked up from behind the 56-year-old near 74th Street at around 1 am. She whirled around to protect herself, but the thief was already on top of her.

He got away with her camera and passport.

Car serviced

A diminutive devil is being sought for raiding a car service base on Third Avenue near 76th Street on Sept. 14.

An employee of Colonial II Car and Limousine Service said that he was manning the phones at 3 am when a 5-foot-3, 160-pound man 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.

Senior surprise

Two thieves forced their way into a 90-year-old woman’s 65th Street apartment and stole $100 on Sept. 16.

The thugs had bashed through the door of the unit, which is near 10th Avenue, and took the cash without confronting the senior, who saw the whole thing go down.

Digit dodge

A plucky 16-year-old fought off a crew of thieves wanting him to cough up his cellphone on Fourth Avenue on Sept. 14.

The victim was crossing 66th Street at 8:30 am when three thieves began shoving him and asking for money.

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

The thieves scattered, settling for the $6.


Two thugs worked over a 39-year-old man during a confrontation on 84th Street on Sept. 16.

The victim was heading toward the Fourth Avenue subway at 6:50 am when the suspects grabbed him from behind and started wailing on him. The thieves then rifled the victim’s pockets, taking his iPhone, credit cards, keys and $40.

Jewelry swipe

A thief stole more than $4,000 in jewelry from a 10th Avenue home on Sept. 16, police said.

The 22-year-old victim said the he was not in the home, which is near 62nd Street, between 10:30 am and 8:30 pm, when he returned to find a white gold ring, a gold chain, and a pair of diamond earrings, plus a digital camera, missing.

Chain gangster

A woman had a gold chain ripped off her neck on 72nd Street in the middle of the day on Sept. 7.

The broad daylight heist between Fourth and Fifth Avenues began at around 1:40 pm when an thief crept up behind the victim, yanked the gold chain and ran off with it.

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

Posted 10:57 am, September 23, 2009
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