Bristol police were searching for a missing person on Wednesday afternoon when they came upon a church burglary and arrested two brothers suspected of stealing from a church.
Police were in the Summer and Center streets area just before 2 p.m. when the pastor of the Prospect United Methodist Church yelled to the officers that two men had burglarized the church and were running through the parking lot.
Police chased the men and took Christopher Malino, 23, and his brother, Charles Malino, 25, into custody.
Police do not know where the men are from.
According to investigators, a laptop computer, a digital camera, a computer bag, two checks and $4.00 in cash were stolen from the church.
Both were charged with burglary in the third degree, larceny in the fourth degree, criminal mischief in the third degree, conspiracy to commit larceny fourth degree and conspiracy to commit burglary in the third degree.
Both men are being held on $75,000 bonds pending arraignment in Bristol Superior Court on March 21.