A Glen Rock woman thwarted a would-be burglar by confronting the man after he broke into her Hillside Terrace home on Wednesday, police said.
Southern Regional Police said a man rang the home's doorbell about 1:30 p.m. When no one answered, he pried open a basement window and crept inside.
But the woman inside grabbed a handgun, then yelled to the intruder to leave, telling him she was armed, police said. The intruder fled, police said.
He is described as bald, white, between 25 and 30 years old, about 5-feet-10, 160 pounds and was wearing a navy-blue shirt and light-colored cargo shorts, police said.
Police said people should keep their homes and vehicles locked and call 911 immediately if they see suspicious activity.
Anyone with information about the break-in or the man's identity is asked to call police at (717) 235-3944.