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New Brunswick Man Charged With Stealing $117,108 Worth of Perfume in Holmdel

Police: City Resident Juan Bernal Stole Over 2,000 Bottles From Cosmetics Company
Elizabeth Arden Perfume
A New Brunswick man is accused of stealing more than $100,000 worth of Elizabeth Arden perfume.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A city man allegedly pilfered 2,124 bottles of perfume from a Holmdel business on Friday, according to a report on

Authorities said that Juan Bernal, 52, enlisted the help of a 17-year-old to pack the perfume stolen from the Holmdel facility into a black Honda Passport parked nearby, according to the report.

Bernal is accused of taking 1,890 bottles of 5th Avenue by Elizabeth Arden and 234 bottles of Victoria’s Secret Live Pink from Cosmetic Essence Innovations, valued at $109,620 and $7,488 respectively.

Authorities say Bernal has been sent to Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $100,000 bail – without no 10% option to post.