Teen foils suburban Melb burglar

AAP

A Melbourne teenager's suspicions have led police to a burglar they caught with stolen money and jewellery.

The 14-year-old boy was at his Strathmore home about midday on Friday when he answered a knock at the door and spoke to a man who then walked off, leaving behind the car he had arrived in.

The boy phoned his mum, who alerted police, who charged the man with burglary, theft and drug offences after officers found a bag containing money and jewellery allegedly stolen from a nearby home.