One thief’s New Year resolution must have been to steal more — and he wasted no time sticking to it.On New Year’s day at 6 a.m., a man flung a metal garbage can into the front window of the Coach store at 143 Prince St. He stole expensive purses in a myriad of colors — gold, black, teal and navy — as well as a $4,780 tan jacket, police say. He got away with a total of $8,499 in merchandise.Thieves broke into two buildings on Sullivan St., between Spring and W. Houston Sts. last week, police say.The first incident took place on New Years Day at 1 p.m. when the thieves got in through the bathroom window at 135 Sullivan St. and stole a $500 iPad, a $130 backpack and a $199 Verizon Wi-Fi hotspot, the 27-year-old woman who lives there told police.
There were no visible signs of forced entry, police say.Two days later, on Sun., Jan. 4 at 1 p.m. at 107 Sullivan St., thieves entered the apartment of a 30-year-old woman who was away for the holidays, police say. The woman told police that her friend came by to water her plants on Dec. 30 and didn’t notice anything missing. The thieves got away with a Tiffany pearl necklace, valued at $524, a $120 bottle of Chanel perfume, a $330 projector and $80 in cash.There has been a rash of shoplifting at high-end stores in Soho, police say.A group of ten to 12 males entered the high-end clothing store Moncler at 90 Prince St, grabbed 7 jackets worth $10,560, and fled on Fri., Jan 2 at 6:31 p.m.In a different incident, a male and female team stole a $5,000 pair of Chanel boots and a $3,000 Celine handbag on Tues., Dec. 30 at 4 p.m., police say. A male employee, 25, reported the theft on Jan. 5.
On Mon., Jan. 5 at 3 p.m., a man and a woman stole 20 pairs of jeans, worth $3,000, from a Club Monaco store at 121 Prince St. Police say that the woman shoved the jeans into her bag, while the man hid the pants under his jacket.And the shoplifting has continued into the new year at the Saint Laurent Paris in Soho, where a thief got away with a $1,190 handbag on Sun., Jan. 4 at 2:42 p.m., police say.A female employee, 35, told police that the suspect walked into the store, snatched the purse off the shelf and left. Last month, the store at 80 Greene St. was robbed twice in one week — with the thieves getting away with almost $6,000 worth of merchandise.