A Glasgow pensioner was injured as he tried to stop a thief who was stealing from his house.
The 84-year-old man was hurt while he and a neighbour tried to restrain the intruder.
He was left with a cut to his eye in the attack, which happened in the Woodfarm area of the city on Friday.
Police praised the man's bravery and said it was a "sickening" attack.
The elderly man was cutting grass at this side of his home on Woodside Avenue at around 1pm when his neighbour told him that a man had gone into his home.
Strathclyde detectives said the pensioner and his neighbour went into the house, found the intruder and confronted him. But the intruder escaped and the elderly man needed stitches after being hurt in the struggle.
Detective constable Justine Murray at Pollok CID said: "This was a sickening experience for an elderly man who bravely tried to capture the sneak-in thief.
"Unfortunately he has been left not only traumatised but also with a nasty injury to his upper eyelid.
"I'd like to speak to anyone who was in the Woodside Avenue vicinity on Friday around lunchtime and may have seen the suspect hanging around the area or anyone who may have seen him running away from the house towards High Park."
The intruder escaped with the victim's wallet and was last seen in High Park running towards Thornliebank Main Street.
He was white, in his 20s, 6ft tall and of slim build. He was wearing a light jacket and light blue jeans.
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