Electronics also were taken.
Detectives with the Dover Police Department are investigating a residential burglary.
Spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the break-in took place sometime between 6 a.m. and 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 in the 100 block of Chatham Court.
The burglar or burglars forced their way into the unoccupied home through a rear door. Once inside they took electronics and a .20-gauge shotgun.
There are no suspects, Hoffman added.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Dover police at 736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips also may be submitted through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, or online at tipsubmit.com.