SOHO — Even the shoplifters are bundling up for winter, stealing pricey fur coats, leggings and scarves from SoHo's top boutiques, according to police reports.
Last week, a man who was browsing at the Marc Jacobs shop at 163 Mercer St. got away with an $11,000 fox fur jacket, police said.
A store employee noticed the man looking through clothing in the store about 1:40 p.m. on Nov. 20, but when she turned her back, the man sped out and the pricey tan coat was gone from the rack, according to the police report.
A day earlier, another fur coat was stolen, this time from the Maje boutique at 145 Spring St., police said.
A woman walked into the store about 1:40 p.m. on Nov. 19, immediately grabbed a $2,260 fur coat from a rack, placed it over her arm and zipped out the front door, police said.
A manager from a neighboring store told police that she saw the woman hop into a car that was waiting outside of the upscale shop and drive off.
Several days later, on Nov. 23, a shoplifter stole faux-leather leggings from Club Monaco at 121 Prince St. The man snatched eight pairs of the chain's Tasha leggings, worth a total of $1,302, at about 6:30 p.m., police said.
The thefts came a week after a shoplifter snagged nearly $3,000 worth of scarves from a SoHo Burberry shop.
As of Tuesday, police were still investigating the thefts.
Other notable crimes in this week's NYPD blotter in the 1st Precinct include:
► A 17-year-old was attacked by three young men who were after the chain he wore around his neck, as he walked with a friend along Sixth Avenue, near Thompson Street, police said. The teen told officers that the three men quickly approached him on Oct. 31 at about 3 p.m. and then punched him in the head and face, before one of the thieves ripped the $60 necklace from his neck. The men then ran off, police said.
► A woman had her $900 Louis Vuitton wallet stolen as she walked to a subway station at Fulton Street and Broadway on Nov. 22, police said. The woman told police that as she walked from her office at 140 Broadway to the subway, she felt someone bump into her. When she checked her purse moments later, at about 5:15 p.m., she realized her wallet, which contained about $800, was missing, police said.
► A woman had her iPhone, as well as a pair of $757 Isabel Marant Bekett sneakers and a $403 Isabel Marant blouse, stolen as she walked out of an H&M at 515 Broadway on Nov. 21, police said. The woman told officers the shoes, blouse and phone were in a bag that was hanging from her baby's stroller. Someone surreptitiously grabbed the bag as she left the store at about 4 p.m, she told police.