March 9, 2005 -- Posted at 9:53 a.m. CST
NEWPORT -- Newport Police Officials confirm a report of an elderly woman who was robbed in her home. The Jackson County woman was allegedly approached by two men claiming to sell floor coverings. When she allowed them into her home, the suspects held up a large piece of vinyl flooring. Police suspect a third person entered the home and stole items including rare coins and her checkbook.