The would-be thief dropped the jackets when a store employee spotted him, police said.
David Rodriguez stole a drill from a Midtown Home Depot, police said.
The man stuffed the shirts, valued at $1,138, inside his jacket and walked out, police said.
The 591 Broadway shop has become a regular target for underwear thieves.
Winter jackets worth nearly $2,000 apiece were stolen from the 90 Prince St. shop in SoHo.
Twenty NYPD officers are patrolling commerical stretches to address an increase in thefts, police said.
A burglar broke into wine and tapas spot Bar Rique, stealing $750 and two bottles of booze, police said.
A Tiffany's pearl necklace and an iPad were two of the items stolen from Sullivan Street apartments.
The thief shoplifted a host of hair tools and products from the Duane Reade at 100 Broadway.
The well-dressed thieves hit Five Story, Intermix and Roberto Cavalli, the NYPD said.
The alleged thief shoplifted more than $400 in items from the Whole Foods Market in Gowanus.
A canine-friendly bar, competitive middle schools and affordable co-ops all made the news this week.
Matthew Redington stole $1,647 of clothes from James Perse, then walked to the 6th Precinct, NYPD said.
The incident took place outside of (le) poison rouge on Bleecker Street.
The incident was the latest headache for Barneys, which paid $525,000 over racial profiling charges.
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