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Elderly woman robbed at gunpoint

Jonesboro Police (Source: KAIT8) Jonesboro Police (Source: KAIT8)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Police are investigating an aggravated burglary after two suspects broke into a woman's house with a gun.

According to Jonesboro police, two black men with masks knocked on the victim's door in the 300-block of East Allen Street early Saturday morning.

When the woman opened the door, the men pointed a pistol at her face and forced their way inside.

The suspects reportedly swatted a phone from her hand when she tried to call 911. 

The report states the men made their way to a bedroom, where they found a man sleeping.

They woke him up, pointed the gun at his face, and demanded money from him.

The two men got away with about $500 cash before police arrived.

Anyone with information about this burglary should contact Crimestoppers at 935-STOP. 

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