EAST PATCHOGUE - An alleged burglar was caught in the act in East Patchogue, and police say the homeowner held him down until police got there.

According to police, a man was notified his home alarm was going off around 1:30 p.m. yesterday.

Police say when he got back to his home on Blueberry Lane he saw a 20-year-old man coming out of his backyard.

Police say the homeowner grabbed the man and held him down until they arrived.