A Diekirch resident caught a burglar outside her front door late on Wednesday afternoon.

The woman arrived home only to encounter a stranger in her hallway, who fled when he noticed her. The woman quickly noted that her door had been broken open and the burglar had rummaged through several rooms in the house.

The woman described him as a southern European man approximately between 40 and 50 years of age. He was around 1.80 metres tall and had a stocky build. The man had short hair and a short beard, and spoke French without an accent. He was wearing dark blue trousers and a thin, dark jacket.

Any information on anybody matching this description should be transmitted to the Diekirch police at 4997-8500.