Gardai have arrested two men following a burglary in the Bogay area of Newtowncunningham yesterday afternoon.
The men were caught after the break-in between 3 and 4pm.
However, it is understood that the owners of the house returned to find the men on the property.
One man was arrested at the scene and another in a follow-up search of the area.
A quantity of jewellery and other valuables was later recovered.
A follow-up search found a car connected to the raid close-by.
The car contained cutting equipment and other tools which Gardai believe were used in the break-in.
Considerable damage was caused to the house during the break-in.
The men are expected to appear in court shortly.