AN EAGLE-EYED neighbour helped foil a potential burglary in Shipston.
An elderly woman was tending her garden around 5pm on Tuesday (September 8) when a man entered the house on Campden Road through an unlocked back door.
The woman did not see anything but was told by her neighbour, who said she could see a man in her bedroom window.
The neighbour then ran over to the house and gave chase as the thief fled empty handed.
A resident, who was walking her dogs past the house, had spotted another man acting suspiciously outside the property seemingly keeping watch.
Both men ran off together.
The man inside the house was bald, around 5ft 6in tall and was wearing black trousers with a cream/beige top.
The watchman outside spoke with an Irish accent and was wearing a black tracksuit top with white stripes.
Police had been carrying out patrols throughout the area in the hour leading up to the incident after another resident reported a suspicious chalk mark on their property in Queens Avenue.