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Rome man accused of stealing 7 guns from building where he was working

A construction worker from Rome allegedly stole seven guns from a building where he was working on Turin Road.

Posted: Oct 8, 2021 4:23 PM
Updated: Oct 8, 2021 5:22 PM

ROME, N.Y. -- A construction worker from Rome allegedly stole seven guns from a building where he was working on Turin Road.

New York State Police arrested 31-year-old Christopher A. Longto on Oct. 6 after five handguns, a shotgun and a rifle went missing from a building he and his construction crew were working on.

Police say there is no business currently occupying the building because it is being renovated, so the property owner stored the guns there while it was under construction.

Longto was charged with seven counts of second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, burglary and criminal possession of a firearm.

Longto was remanded to the Oneida County jail. 

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