The 32 year old former Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle and Manchester United star posted updates and pictures on his twitter account.
The former England striker wrote ‘Great TV tonight’ ‘Been watching some fella on my cameras for an hour weighing up what to nick!’
The police arrived shortly after being called to his Soughton, North Wales home, which Owen shares with his wife Louise and their four children.
Owen directed officers to the burglars van, where the would be burglar hid in the boot after hearing the police sirens, from inside his living room.
Owen added on his twitter account: ‘ Watched it all laughing my head off as the police returned to drag him out. Big thanks to the police.