JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Police in Jonesboro say a couple used a newborn baby to distract an elderly woman and steal jewelry from her home.
Authorities said Tuesday that the victim was suspicious of the visitors but visited with them outside while they smoked.
The Jonesboro Sun reports (http://is.gd/bz6YIe ) that the man said he needed to get water for the baby and went inside. The victim followed him in and placed her $5,000 wedding rings in a jewelry box on her dresser.
Moments later, the man said he had to go inside again to use the restroom but the victim wasn't able to follow him quickly enough. The rings were gone when the couple left.
Police said the couple visited to show the victim the baby only as a ruse to steal from her.
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