NEWARK, N.J. – A New York City police officer has been found guilty in the armed holdup of a northern New Jersey perfume warehouse.
A federal jury in Newark deliberated for about three hours over two days before convicting Kelvin Jones on Thursday of conspiracy, armed robbery, a weapons count and transporting stolen property across state lines.
The 29-year-old Yonkers, N.Y., native was one of 10 people arrested and charged in the February robbery of the In Style USA warehouse in Carlstadt.
The other nine defendants, including several current or former NYPD officers, pleaded guilty. Some testified against Jones.
The estimated retail value of the stolen perfume was about $1 million.
Jones' sentencing is set for March.