PETALUMA (CBS SF) — Police arrested a man after finding nearly 500 pairs of women’s underwear in his bedroom during a burglary investigation in Petaluma Tuesday afternoon.

Benjamin Hawkins, 18, allegedly entered a residence on Marilyn Circle at 3:30 p.m. and stole two firearms, one which was converted into a sawed-off shotgun, according to the Petaluma Police Department.

After officers obtained consent to search the Hawkin’s bedroom, police found women’s jewelry and about 500 pairs of women’s underwear.

The underwear was most likely stolen “during lawful visits with his friends and residential burglaries,” police said.

Hawkins was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of an unlawful shotgun. He was being held in lieu of a $40,000 bail at Sonoma County Jail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to notify Petaluma Police Officer Robert Hawkins at 707-781-1246.


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