A Somers homeowner was awoken to find a burglar who was attempting to steal jewelry from his Orange Drive home around noon on Sunday, New York State Police said.
Police said the burglar – Robert Yoxtheimer, a Lindolndale man – entered his neighbor's home through an unlocked front door and "immediately began stealing jewelry from a second floor bedroom."
But when the homeowner was awoken from the noise upstairs, he confronted the burglar and chased him away. Yoxtheimer got away empty-handed and was last seen driving away.
Investigation led police to Yoxtheimer, who was questioned and ultimately admitted to the break-in.
The man was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony.
Yoxtheimer was remanded to Westchester County Jail without bail and scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 28.