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Police: 2 suspects in custody following church robbery

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NEW FREEDOM, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police have two suspects in custody following a robbery at St. John's The Baptist Catholic Church in New Freedom.

According to police, two men entered the church on Dec. 24, 2012. One of the men took a wallet from the purse of a 78-year-old woman while she took her jacket off and prepared for services.

The victim saw the man take her wallet and confronted him. He then shoved the victim backwards into a wall, causing her to fall to the ground and injure herself.

Both men fled the scene in a green pick-up truck.

A detective investigating the incident recognized the descriptions of the men and their vehicle from previous arrests years ago.

Police were then able to obtain arrest warrants for two brothers: 57-year-old Victor Paul Sorrentino of Dundalk, Md. and 54-year-old Gregory Robert Sorrentino of Joppa, Md.

Victor Sorrentino turned himself in to police on Tuesday, Jan. 22.  He was arraigned and committed to York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.
 
Gregory Sorrentino is currently incarcerated in Baltimore County and awaiting extradition to York.

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