Man arrested in Parma gun shop burglary
Parma, N.Y. (WHAM) - Monroe County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man accused of stealing six handguns from a gun store in Parma last month.
Elston Grimes Jr. was arrested last month in connection to the burglary at Chinappi's Firearms & Supplies on West Ridge Road on February 7-8.
Court paperwork states the metal security bars covering the windows had been removed and the window was broken. Inside the building, the store owner told deputies he found a 45-lb. dumbbell that was suspected to have been used to break the window.
A 9mm pistol was also found on the ground outside the store. Three additional 9mm pistols and two revolvers were determined to be missing after the break-in.
On February 13, a Rochester Police investigator and Customs and Border Protection agent interviewed Grimes about the burglary. Court paperwork states Grimes signed a deposition, saying he drove his dump truck to Ridge Rd. in Spencerport, parked it, and walked to Chinappi's Firearms & Supplies.
The criminal complaint goes on to say Grimes then took the guns to his brother's house in Greece and left the guns at his home.
Four of the guns have been recovered, but two are still missing.
Grimes was taken into custody and charged by ATF agents with possession of stolen firearms.
Monroe County Sheriff's deputies charged him with felony second-degree burglary, felony third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felony third-degree criminal mischief, and felony fourth-degree grand larceny.