A pensioner walked downstairs to find an intruder in his home.
The 73-year-old man had just woken up in his home on Carlton Road, Smithies, when he found the burglar at 6am today.
Detectives said he confronted the offender, who ran off towards Wakefield Road after a struggle
They said the OAP ‘was left shaken, but unhurt’.
Police believe the intruder, who was white and wearing a black top, got into the house through a window.
It is not yet known if anything was stolen.
Call police on 101.