2 NYPD Officers Charged In Perfume Heist

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Two New York City police officers are among five people charged with robbing about $1 million of perfume from a New Jersey warehouse.

Federal prosecutors say Officers Richard LeBlanca and Brian Checo and the others are scheduled to appear in Newark's U.S. courthouse at 2 p.m. Friday.

A third defendant, Orlando Garcia, was a former New York City police officer.

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.

There's no word if any of the suspects have obtained lawyers.

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