One Arrest Made in Gun Store urglary

Written by on April 26, 2018

Press Release:

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) out of SP Amity are investigating a burglary at Shongo General Store, 2953 Hawks Road, Willing, NY. On March 21, 2018 from 2-5 A.M. the unidentified suspect(s) forcefully entered the store and took thirteen long guns and five handguns.

**On April 25, 2018, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested one of the suspects involved in the Shongo General Store burglary, Michael R Argento, 31 of Greece, NY for Burglary 2nd degree and additional charges are pending. This arrest was a result of a search warrant executions at two residences, Argento’s residence in Greece and a seasonal residence in Willing, NY. The two other suspects are still being sought at this time. Argento was arraigned and remanded to Allegany County Jail on $100,000 cash bail.

ATF, NSSF offer up to $5,000 for information about the burglary of Shongo General Store FFL
Buffalo, NY –The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) have offered a combined reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of firearms from federally licensed firearms dealer.

Further investigation of the area revealed photographs obtained at a gas station/store just over the border in Genesee, PA. The individuals shown are believed to be in connection with the recent burglary at the Shongo General Store. The two suspects are believed to be operating a white sedan possibly a Chevrolet as pictured.

If you have any information on the suspect(s) or this investigation contact the NYSP at 585-268-7085 or ATF at 1-888-ATF-GUNS (888-283-4867), email

New York State Police BCI are working with ATF, NSSF and the Pennsylvania State Police- SP Coudersport. This is still an ongoing criminal investigation.


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