Two Bartow men were arrested early Tuesday after a police officer caught them breaking into an area church, Bartow police said.

Andrew Higgins, 17, and Christopher Moody, 18, admitted to breaking into Blessed Assurance Church at 1245 S. McAdoo Ave. and stealing $800 worth of electronics they found inside, police said.

Higgins was charged with armed burglary, burglary, grand theft and resisting arrest without violence, police said.

Moody was charged with armed burglary, carrying a concealed firearm, grand theft and resisting arrest without violence, police said.

Police said they found a .32 caliber handgun in Moody's possession after he was arrested.

Bartow K-9 Officer Michael Baine saw the men breaking into the church about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, and when he alerted the two men to his presence they ran away, police said.

Baine ran after Moody on foot and used his agency-issued Taser to arrest him, police said.

Baine then used his police dog Pedro to track Higgins, who was hiding inside the church, police said.

Higgins was arrested after Pedro bit him on his right leg, police said.