2 NYPD officers charged in perfume heist
(AP) - Two New York City police officers charged with robbing about $1 million of perfume from a New Jersey warehouse have been ordered held without bail.
Officers Richard LeBlanca and Brian Checo appeared briefly in federal court in Newark Friday afternoon. They spoke only to say they understood the charges against them. No pleas were entered.
Three other defendants, including Orlando Garcia, a former New York City police officer, also were ordered held without bail.
Eight people altogether have been charged. According to a complaint, the officers entered the warehouse in Carlstadt on Feb. 9, brandished guns and badges and yelled, "NYPD! Hands up!" Federal prosecutors say 11 employees of In Style USA's warehouse were held at gunpoint.
Carlstadt police arrived at the warehouse after receiving a 911 call and arrested two of the suspects and seized two trucks.