81-year-old man hurt in home invasion in North Wilmington

NORTH WILMINGTON, Del. -- Police are investigating a home invasion in North Wilmington that injured an 81-year-old man.

It happened at 12:20 p.m. Friday at a home in the 700 block of Hertford Road.

New Castle County Police say the 81-year-old resident told them a suspect knocked on the door then forced his way in.

A struggle ensued and the resident was hit several times in the face.

The suspect took jewelry, some electronics, and cash from the home and got away in a red two-door sedan, police say.

The victim's disabled adult son was home at the time and was not injured.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800.