A PENDLE Hill man was arrested and about $60,000 worth of stolen goods recovered following an attempted burglary in Seven Hills last Thursday.
Police said the suspect, 57, was rifling through several drawers in the house at Seventh Avenue when the home owner returned at 11.45am.
He threatened the home owner with a screwdriver before driving away in his car.
Police later arrested the man.
He was charged with disqualified driving, possession of housebreaking implements, burglary, theft of valuables and using offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention.
He will appear at Blacktown Local Court on March 7.