Teens accused of gun shop thefts

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TOWN OF REMSEN — A Utica teenager wanted for gun thefts in Rome and Verona two years ago was taken into custody earlier this month breaking into another gun shop, according to law enforcement officials.

State police said Cameron L. Major, 18, of Utica, and a 16-year-old juvenile, were caught red-handed attempting to break into TRB’s Gun Shop on Plank Road in Remsen on Nov. 11.

The pair were charged with one count each of attempted third-degree burglary, a class E felony, and possession of burglar’s tools, troopers stated.

Major was released on an appearance ticket for Town Court for Dec. 7 and the juvenile is scheduled to appear before Oneida County Youth Court.

Troopers said Major was also connected to burglaries at Gun Works of CNY in Verona and Runnings in Rome from 2018.

A total of 14 handguns were stolen from the two businesses, of which only five have since been recovered, authorities stated.

Major is additionally charged with one count each of second and third-degree burglaries, both felonies, for the 2018 thefts, troopers said.

He was arraigned in court and was released on bail. He is scheduled to reappear in court.

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