Police say they are investigating a report that a woman broke into a property in Sidbury this morning (Monday, June 15) and cooked herself breakfast.
Officers were contacted by a householder in the village who found a stranger in their home at around 6am.
Entry had been gained after a plant pot was thrown through the window, according to the force.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said: “The woman had cooked herself breakfast when found by the homeowner. She left after being confronted.
“A coat and a pair of wellingtons were taken, plus a small amount of cash from a purse.”
Investigating officers said police were called to Vicarage Road, in Sidmouth, yesterday morning, Sunday, June 14, following a report a woman had tried to force her way into a home.
The police spokeswoman added: “Police were called at 11pm on Sunday 14 June after a woman called at a property in Vicarage Road, Sidmouth, and then tried to force her way inside.
“The occupier managed to keep her out of house and called police. It is not believed that any offences were committed.”
- Devon and Cornwall Police said a 28-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and remains in custody.