The person was pinned to the bottom and brought into custody after making an attempt to interrupt into the home windows of Berries Jewelers on Albion Road on Wednesday afternoon.
The 25-year-old was arrested and remains to be in custody.
Footage from the scene reveals that one of many home windows was closely broken and a police cordon was put up across the store by night.
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A West Yorkshire Police spokesman stated: “Yesterday at 3.30 pm, police had been knowledgeable of a window breaking by a person with a hammer at Berries Jewelers in Albion Road, Leeds.
“The suspect was detained on the scene by members of the general public.
“Officers attended and arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of tried theft and possessing an offensive weapon. He stays in custody.
“A scene was stored for forensic examination and was eliminated by 7 pm.”