It happened at a house in Merville Garden Village on the evening of Thursday 12th March.
Detective Sergeant John McKendry said: “The burglary took place between 8.30 pm and 9 pm and involved a number of masked men entering the home of an elderly woman.
“The men searched the house and took a sum of cash.
“We have received information that a dark coloured Volkswagon Golf car was seen in the area at the time of the burglary.
“The elderly resident was not harmed by the men but was left badly shocked.
“I would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity or who has any information about this incident to contact CID at Newtownabbey on 101.
“Information can also be passed through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”