Shortly after 9 pm on Saturday night, three masked males called to the door of a woman aged in her 80’s.
Upon answering the door, the woman was pushed back inside and held by one of the men whilst the other two searched the house.
A sum of money was taken and the men then left the property.
The woman was not physically injured as a result of the incident but was left extremely shaken by her ordeal.
This was a deplorable act by unscrupulous individuals preying on a vulnerable lady and detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to help apprehend those responsible.
If you noticed any suspicious activity in the Glenvarna area on Saturday or if you have any information which could assist with the investigation you are asked to call detectives in Newtownabbey on 101 quoting reference number 1349 27/10/18.
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.