The ninth member of a crew that held up a Bergen County warehouse, tying up employees and holding them hostage while $600,000 worth of perfume was being stolen pleaded guilty today for his role in the crime.
Anselmo Jimenes, 30, of Brooklyn, told a federal judge in Newark that he conspired in the robbery with three active New York Police Department officers, one former NYPD officer and others.
He also pleaded guilty to one count of transporting stolen goods in interstate commerce – stemming from a separate burglary he committed of a storage facility in North Brunswick.
Jimines is being held without bail pending a Jan. 24 scheduled sentencing.
Carlstadt police caught Jimenes fleeing the scene of the In-Style USA holdup the night of Feb. 9. Federal authorities took him into custody a month later.
Also charged were NYPD Officers Kelvin L. Jones, Brian Checo and Richard LeBlanca, and former NYPD Officer Orlando Garcia, along with several accomplices.
The officers, former cop and other accomplices are all awaiting sentencing after also pleading guilty in Newark.
Jimenes said today that he hired 16 unwitting day laborers to help load the boxes onto four rental trucks.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli’s staff, the Carlstadt Police Department and the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau for cracking the case. Handling the prosecution for the government are Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eric T. Kanefsky and Christopher J. Gramiccioni of the Special Prosecutions Division.
THE BRAZEN HOLD-UP
YOU READ IT HERE FIRST : Five armed men burst into a Carlstadt perfume war ehouse, tied up 11 employees and made off with four truckloads of high-end fragrances — some at upwards of $80 per ounce — in yet another criminal prelude to Valentine’s Day. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE….
QUICK SERIES OF ARRESTS
YOU READ IT HERE FIRST : “NYPD! Hands up!“ two New York City police officers shouted as they burst into a Carlstadt perfume warehouse, waving guns and badges, and robbed $600,000 worth of high-end perfumes and fragrances. READ MORE….
THE INVESTIGATION: They could make a TV movie someday about the hapless group of New York City Police officers who pulled off a $1 million perfume heist from a Carls tadt warehouse only to get caught within weeks. And the stars of the film would be Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and the other guys from “Grown Ups.” READ MORE….
THE GUILTY PLEAS
What could be one of the quickest federal prosecutions in New Jersey history saw yet another ringleader admit his role in the armed robbery of a Carlstadt perfume warehouse. Three down, one to go — in a crime that happened less than three months ago. READ MORE….
A second NYPD cop today admitted participating in the holdup of a Carlstadt perfume warehouse, in which he, fellow officers, and other accomplices took roughly $600,000 worth of perfume while keeping 11 employees tied up.
In a swift case of justice, an NYPD cop admitted in federal court today that he tied up nearly a dozen employees at gunpoint and took more than $1 million worth of perfume from a Carlstadt warehouse last month. READ MORE….
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