V. Sorrentino
V. Sorrentino

A Maryland man turned himself in to police in southern York County for his alleged involvement in a Christmas Eve robbery.

Victor P. Sorrentino, 57, of Dundalk was arraigned on robbery, simple assault, receiving stolen property and theft charges after he turned himself in to Southern York County Regional Police Tuesday, police said.

He is in York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail, a prison spokesman said.

Sorrentino's brother, Gregory R. Sorrentino, 54, of Joppa, is currently being held in a Baltimore County prison awaiting extradition, police said.

Police allege that one of the brothers stole a wallet from a purse belonging to a 78-year-old woman who was preparing for the church service at St.

G. Sorrentino
G. Sorrentino
John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Freedom, police said.

When the woman saw what had happened, she confronted the man, at which point he shoved her backward into a wall. The woman fell to the ground and suffered injuries, police said.

The Sorrentino brothers fled the church, according to police, but a detective who'd arrested them years before recognized the description of the church robbers, which is when the brothers became suspects.