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Elderly Woman Discovers Burglary Suspect in Home 9-21-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-30686

Date/Time:   Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 3:20PM

Location:  1500 Block of North Little Creek Road, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary after a 78-year-old woman came home to discover the suspect in her home.  The incident occurred on Wednesday, September 20th at 3:20 p.m., when the home owner arrived at her residence.  When she entered the residence she was found an unknown black male in her residence.  The victim confronted the suspect, who took the purse off of her shoulder, knocking the woman to the ground in the process.  The suspect then fled in an unknown direction.  The victim had very minor injuries and was not treated.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App