NEWARK, N.J. – 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. No pleas were entered.
Three other defendants also were ordered held without bail. They include Orlando Garcia, a former New York City police officer.
Eight people altogether have been charged.
According to a complaint, the officers entered the Carlstadt warehouse 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 after receiving a 911 call, arrested two of the suspects and seized two trucks.