Two suspected residential burglars were arrested at a pawn shop in Pleasant Hill on Thursday as they were allegedly trying to sell items that had been stolen the day before from a home in Martinez, Martinez police said. The burglary happened at about 8 a.m. Wednesday in a home in the 1000 block of Rainbow Drive. More than $20,000 in property was stolen, including jewelry and a laptop computer, police said. A witness, however, noticed a vehicle leaving the area and provided information to investigators. Based on leads in the investigation, police served a search warrant that afternoon on a house in the 1000 block of Estudillo Street, but no arrests were made.
At about 3 p.m. Thursday, detectives received a tip that someone was trying to sell some of the stolen property at a pawn shop in Pleasant Hill. Martinez detectives, with assistance from Pleasant Hill police officers, went to the pawn shop and arrested 31-year-old Martinez resident Royal Corralejo on suspicion of possession of stolen property. While detectives were there, a second suspect showed up at the pawn shop who police had talked to during the initial investigation. That suspect, 28-year-old Martinez resident Shannon O’Hagan, was also allegedly found in possession of some of the stolen jewelry and was believed to have participated in the burglary the day before, police said. O’Hagan and Corralejo were both booked into county jail and a large portion of the victim’s property was recovered, police said.
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