East Hampton police arrested two brothers Saturday for burglarizing a local building near Summit Main Street.
East Hampton police said Christopher and Brian Cherry were spotted by witnesses loitering around the area of 13 Summit St., a commercial building that was being prepared for renovation. The witness said the two brothers walking with sacks over their shoulders carrying heavy objects.
The witness called police and watched as the brothers ditched the sacks near the Airline Trail behind Main Street Pizza, split up, and left the area after realizing they were being followed, according to police.
East Hampton officers responded to the area and coordinated a manhunt in the area for the suspects. They located Christopher Cherry behind an apartment building at 82 Main St. Brian Cherry was caught by the board of education building at 100 Main St., police said.
East Hampton police said both men were convicted felons with extensive criminal backgrounds. They were also wanted persons and had active warrants out for their arrests.
As police investigated, it was revealed that the sacks the men discarded were full of approximately 30 pounds of copper pipes that had been stolen from the building at 13 Summit St.
Police said the two illegally entered the building and had stolen the copper from inside.
Christopher Cherry was charged with burglary, larceny and violation of probation.
Brian Cherry was charged with burglary, larceny and failure to respond to an infraction.
Police said they both posted bond and were due in court on March 19.
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