The incident happened yesterday, on Mothering Sunday, in Forkhill, Co Armagh.
Detective Constable Skillen said: “We received a report that two men entered the house of an elderly woman sometime around 5pm on Sunday afternoon.
“Once inside, the men spoke to the woman whilst moving through several rooms looking through drawers and cupboards.
“They stayed in the house for around 5 minutes before leaving via the front door.
“Nothing is believed to have been taken at this time and the woman was not injured by the men.
“Both men were described as being aged in their 20’s and around 5’10” tall.
“An investigation into this incident is ongoing and I would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in or around the area of Church Road on Sunday to contact detectives in Ardmore on 101 quoting reference number 912 26/03/17.
“Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Guidance – the woman is aged in her 80’s