The shocking incident happened in the Old Galgorm Road in Ballymena at some point between 3:30 pm on Saturday, 03 February and 6:00 pm on Sunday, 04 February.
Detective Constable Black said: “Entry was gained to the property and it was ransacked.
“Items of jewellery including a white gold wedding ring, a pair of antique cufflinks and silver & gold necklaces stolen.
“In this instance the householder targeted was over 60.
“We recognise the traumatic nature of these crimes for older people.
“As a consequence we ask that anyone with information contact 101 quoting reference 1173 of 04/02/18.
“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”