The thieves hit the store at 1972 Broadway near closing time, police said.
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.
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