Updated: Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013, 10:27 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013, 10:27 PM EDT
BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) -- Burglars broke into a Bristol Church but the Pastor caught them in the act. Luckily police were already in the area for another reason and they were able to catch the burglars before they got too far.
"So to be honest I was scared out of my wits," said Pastor Bob Sorozan.
One window was completely blown out and the office door was smashed in. Police say it was the work of two brothers who broke into the church office and were caught in the act by the pastor.
"I pastored an urban church before and when I was there the church was broken into twice. I pastored a church on Long Island once and it was burned down by arson. I just assumed the worst, that my life was in danger," said Pastor Sorozan.
Pastor Sorozan ran out of the building and there was a police officer on the street in front of the church. He was one of nearly a dozen officers in the area searching for a missing alzheimers patient.
"When he came running out of the building after them, he saw the police officer who looking for the alzheimers patient and then the foot pursuit led on from there," said Lt. Ken Gallup, Bristol Police Dept.
Police say the two burglers came out of the church and they ran down a hill over the railroad tracks and toward a white building that happens to be the police station. Not only did they run into a massive search for an alzheimers patient but they ran straight to police head quarters.
"We carry roughly 10 officers on a day shift so I don't know exact numbers of the officers but whoever was available was out there," said Lt. Gallup.
"So a lot of police," asked News 8's Bob Wilson.
"Yes," said Lt. Gallup.
Police arrested 23-year-old Christopher Milano and his 25-year-old brother Charles. Each man was charged with 6 different crimes. Officers recovered the pastor's stolen lap top, digital camera and cash and in the process found the missing man.
"Two arrests and a returned alzheimers patient so it was a good day for the Bristol Police," said Lt. Gallup.
"Thank God that the police were there. I just thank God that they were right there at that second when I needed them," said Pastor Sorozan.