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Whiff of Justice for Perfume Pilferer; Man Pleads Guilty in $600K Heist


NEWARK, N.J. (CBS/AP) A New York man has admitted his role in a perfume robbery in northern New Jersey...and we're talking a lot more than just samples.

Prosecutors say Anselmo Jimenes hired 16 day laborers to load boxes of perfume stolen from the In-Style warehouse in Carlstadt on Feb. 9 onto rented box trucks. The haul was valued at $600,000.

The 30-year-old Jimenes, who's from Brooklyn, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Newark to robbery conspiracy and transporting stolen goods. He's the ninth defendant to plead guilty in the case.

Jimenes faces a maximum sentence of 20 years on the robbery conspiracy charge and 10 more for the transportation of stolen goods.  The actual penalty is likely to be less under federal sentencing guidelines.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 24.