NYPD Cops, Others Arrested for Trying to Rob Perfume
Last month robbers five men with guns burst into the In Style USA perfume warehouse in Carlstadt, New Jersey, tied up the workers and, assisted by factory workers who may have thought they were just doing their jobs, drove off with boxes of scent. Authorities picked up Brooklynites Luis Morales, 32, and Ansenmo Jimenes, 29, later.
New indictments reveal that two of the gunslingers were New York City cops, and one an ex-cop.
Officers Richard LeBlanca and Brian Checo and ex-Officer Orlando Garcia will be arraigned today in Newark federal court.
In Style USA is a distributor for posh perfumes from Versace, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani et alia, and the take had an estimated worth of $50,000 (some sources say $1 million). An In Style employee told NorthJersey.com that the goods are easy to resell -- "It's not like stealing concrete or something."
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