An attempted break in at Wangi Wangi has ended badly for a would-be burglar.
The 47 year old man was allegedly trying to break into the top floor of a two storey house in Dobell Drive last night, when the owners arrived home.
He tried to escape by running across the roof and jumping onto a concrete patio.
However he didn't make it any further after seriously injuring his legs.
The residents detained him until police arrived.
The accused is now in John Hunter Hospital and is expected to be charged.