A STARTLED burglar threw a glass and fled after being caught in the act.

At approximately 10.10pm on Wednesday, a resident in Saxton Road, Abingdon, came downstairs to find a man in their kitchen.

The thief, who was wearing a ski mask, threw a glass at the victim and then ran off through the back garden onto Gainsborough Green.

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No one was injured but jewellery was stolen.

The offender is described as a slim white man who is approximately 6ft tall.

He was wearing a dark hooded top, dark grey tracksuit bottoms and black gloves.

Call police on 101 with information quoting reference number 43200233914.