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Simon Perry
June 01, 2010 07:45 AM

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.

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“We were called to a house following a report of a burglary,” the spokesman says. “A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and was taken to Salisbury police station, where he was interviewed by detectives. He was later released on police bail pending further inquiries.”

Madonna’s ex-husband, 41, who was in the house at the time of the incident, did not see the man. Members of his staff confronted the intruder in another part of the house, a source tells PEOPLE.

Ritchie’s children were not in the mansion at the time. His spokesman had no comment.

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