WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island men are charged with theft after brass hand rails worth $10,000 were stolen from a Woonsocket church.
A priest at St. Charles Church noticed the railings were missing while shoveling snow last week. Police say an anonymous tip led them to the suspects.
Thirty-six-year-old Timothy Ring and 55-year-old Robert Ceraolo (ser-OH'-low) were arrested Thursday. Both men are Woonsocket residents and are charged with larceny and conspiracy.
Authorities say the railings were sold to a local scrap metal dealer and cannot be recovered.
Attempts to reach Ring and Ceraolo on Friday were unsuccessful.