Masked men raided the home of an elderly woman in the Castlecoole Park area of south Belfast on Tuesday, March 19.
Detective Sergeant McCallum said: “Shortly after 8:20pm, it was reported that two masked men entered a house in the area and into an upstairs bedroom.
“A woman in her 70’s was in the bedroom at the time of the incident, as the males demanded money from her.
“The males then left the house empty handed and the female resident was left badly shaken, but not injured.
“The males are described as being around 5”10 and wearing dark coloured clothing and gloves.
“We are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1390 19/3/19.
“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.”