(Wilmington, DE 19805)  Earlier today, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Cleland Course in the community of Cleland Heights, for a report of a Home Invasion.

Upon arrival, officers were able to interview the 87-year-old victim.  The officers learned that the victim came home and found a subject inside of his residence. The victim confronted the subject and a struggle ensued. During the altercation, the subject struck the victim and fled with the victim’s vehicle keys, ultimately stealing the victim’s car.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The officers were then able to locate the vehicle in the area of Maryland Ave and 5th Ave.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit have assumed the investigation.  This investigation is still very active, updates to follow.

If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Kevin Mackie (Kevin.Mackie@newcastlede.gov or 302-395-8133). You can also contact the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can text a tip anonymously, simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE. You can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Police.