(Cleveland) - Police have arrested a suspect in an attack on a 91 year old woman.

Detectives say it happened at a home on Alger Road on the city's northwest side Tuesday.

Officers arrived to find an elderly female kneeling on the floor, bleeding from the mouth and the side of her neck.

The victim told police she was attacked by a man who entered her home through the back door. When she confronted him in a hallway, he punched her in the face knocking her down.

She said the suspect went upstairs, took her purse and fled the home.

The victim was able to reach a phone and call for help.

After interviewing neighbors, postal carriers, construction workers and UPS workers, investigators arrested 40 year old Dean Murphy Wednesday morning.

Murphy was arrested for aggravated burglary and theft, and remains in custody waiting to be charged.

(Photo courtesy Cleveland Police)

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