Region 8 Woman Target of Elderly Scam

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.

Police officials are searching for the suspects.