Burglars pretend to be engaged couple looking to buy home only to return later and rob the homeownersBy Mason White 11:10 AM September 3, 2014
|Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer|
By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A couple came up with an easy way to rob people.
Investigators in Georgia, said that the couple posed as a newly engaged couple, who were looking to buy their first home together.
However, the two looked around the home to find the valuables. The couple then left the home and waited for the homeowner to leave.
When the homeowner was out of sight the two broke into the home through a bedroom window, and stole firearms and jewelry.
25-year-old Tyler Michels, and Rebecca Weismayer, 23, were arrested and charged with burglary of the home of a 76-year-old man in Forsyth County.
The couple, who police believe were not even dating but were partners in crime, remained in jail while the sheriff’s office is investigating whether there are more victims.
A neighbor who was suspicious of the couple, wrote down the license plate number of the pair’s car and alerted the police. The car belonged to Weismayer. She allegedly confessed to the crime.
Michels was found hiding in a wooded area. He had cocaine in his pocket and he had just shot up some heroin, police said.
Police believe that the couple has victimized others before. “They acted in a calm and collected manner. They have probably done this before,” Deputy Doug Rainwater said.
Michels is being held at $39,800 bond, while Weismayer bond was set at $16,600.