updated 06/01/2010 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 06/01/2010 AT 7:45 AM ET
Where’s Sherlock Holmes when you really need him?
Guy Ritchie’s country house was broken into Monday morning and his household staff foiled a potential raid, PEOPLE has confirmed.
Employees for the filmmaker – who directed last year’s Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. – came to the rescue as they nabbed a man in Ritchie’s home near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, and turned him over to police.
A police rep told PEOPLE that a man has been arrested but not charged. Per police custom, the spokesman would not not name the man.