Monroe County Sheriff’s officials say that with the help of Rochester Police, they raided a pawn shop in Brighton on Tuesday afternoon and confiscated what they say are stolen goods with an estimated value of $200,000 to $300,000. It happened at Mr. Deals at 2862 West Henrietta Road.
Authorities arrested the owner of the store, 29 year old Marcus Luciano along with store manager 22 year old John Lombardo. Both are from Greece.
Investigators seized what they describe as “stolen new and boxed property” at the store including pet supplies, tools, electronics, and over-the-counter medication.
Luciano and Lombardo face several counts including attempted possession of stolen property and falsifying business records. They also face numerous Monroe County pawn broker and second hand dealer infractions.
Sheriff Todd Baxter says the arrest “sends a strong message that law enforcement officers will not tolerate the malicious acts of theft from retail locations and/or trafficking of stolen property.”
He also said that “These acts often enable victims of the current opioid epidemic facing our community and nation.”