Final member of perfume warehouse armed robbery scheme involving nYPD officers sentenced to 77 months in prison
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2011
NEWARK, N.J. – Anselmo Jimenes, 31, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced today to 77 months in prison for conspiring to commit the armed robbery of a Carlstadt, N.J., perfume warehouse in which he, together with three active New York Police Department officers, one former NYPD officer and others stole approximately $500,000 in perfume while holding 11 employees hostage, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Jimenes previously pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge as well as one count of transporting stolen goods in interstate commerce – stemming from a separate burglary he committed of a storage facility in North Brunswick, N.J. Jimenes entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge William H. Walls, who also imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.
According to the documents filed in this and related cases and statements made in court:
Jimenes admitted that in February 2010, he conspired with the other defendants to rob the Carlstadt warehouse, used by a company known as In-Style USA, Inc. As part of the conspiracy, Jimenes hired approximately 16 day laborers to assist him and his co-conspirators in loading the boxes of perfume onto four box trucks rented to transport the stolen merchandise. Jimenes also admitted that he and some of the other members of the robbery crew previously stole merchandise from a storage unit located in North Brunswick, N.J., and then transported the stolen merchandise to New York.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Walls sentenced Jimenes to serve three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay $757,051.02 in restitution.
Jimenes is the last of 10 co-conspirators to be sentenced to prison terms.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward in Newark, for conducting the investigation. He also thanked the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of John L. Molinelli, as well as the Carlstadt Police Department and the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau, for their work.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric T. Kanefsky of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Special Prosecutions Division.
Defense counsel: Edward Sapone Esq., New York