NEW MADRID -- New Madrid police are seeking a man in connection with a New Year's Day home invasion robbery.
At 10 p.m. Tuesday, the New Madrid Police Department received a dispatch to a residence on Davis Street concerning a home invasion and strong-armed robbery.
The victim was at home alone when a male subject dressed in all black clothing reportedly entered her home through an unlocked back door.
No weapons were displayed but the subject reportedly took a maroon leather purse containing money and other important papers.
Upon leaving the residence, the subject took a cellular phone which was the victim's only form of communication, according to Chief Claude McFerren of the New Madrid Police Department.
The cell phone was recovered and taken to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab to be examined for finger prints.
The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information about this event is asked to call the New Madrid Police Department at 573-748-5901.