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Hookup excuse given by alleged burglars
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Two people were arrested last week for burglary after they were allegedly caught stealing from a Conyers home in the middle of the day.

The pair was caught March 20 at 619 Abbot Road by the daughter of the former owner, who had passed away and left the home abandoned.

The victim called police from the scene around noon, leading to the arrest of Emily ElizabethTomasaucks, 25, of Lithonia, and Charles Dustin Strickland, 39, of Oakwood.

The pair allegedly told officers they had gone to the property to have sexual relations in the barn because the house where they lived had too many people present.

Authorities recovered a black cast iron, rusted metal pipes and phone lines from the suspects' vehicle, which belonged to Tomasaucks' father.

According to the arrest report, the pair adamantly denied stealing from the items until they were transported separately to jail, where Tomasaucks allegedly said Strickland had taken her father's truck without permission and she had met him at the house to retrieve it.

Officers also located a wheel barrel, wire cutters, a flashlight and screwdrivers believed to be used during the burglary.

Tomasaucks and Strickland were both charged with burglary and loitering and prowling.