A concerned neighbour confronted a getaway driver waiting for two burglars to return from their raid on a Denby house.
Police are now searching for three men who stole hundreds of pounds worth of electrical goods,including computer equipment, from a home at Denby Common, on Tuesday, April 30, during the afternoon.
A neighbour had heard an alarm sound at the property at 2.40pm and looked out of his window to investigate.
He saw a black ford Fiesta on the driveway with a 2010 registration plate - which he knew was not his neighbours.
On approaching the car he saw a white male of large build in the drivers’ seat.
The neighbour approached the driver to ask what he was doing - and was told to leave abruptly, a police spokesperson said.
The driver continued to sound the horn several times and two other males wearing balaclava’s ran out of the property, before jumping into the car and speeding off.
Police say the men had likely entered the house by smashing a patio door.
The neighbour described them as three large white men, ‘youngish’ and with ‘local accents’.
The car has not yet been retrieved, police say.
If you have any information about the incident, call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.