Dover detectives are looking for the man who knocked down a 78-year-old woman during an afternoon burglary.

Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the break-in took place around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at a home in the 1500 block of North Little Creek Road.

The woman arrived home to find a black man inside her house, Hoffman said. When she confronted the intruder, he took her purse from her shoulder, knocked her down and ran away.

The woman received very minor injuries and did not require medical treatment.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Dover police at 736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips also may be submitted through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, online at or through the Dover Police Department MyPD app.