It happened at a house in the Piney Road area of south Belfast on Wednesday, 18 October.
Detective Constable Ritchie said “Shortly after 10:30 am the occupants of the property returned home from being out and disturbed an intruder who ran out of the garage before making off.
“The male is described as mid 20’s, 5ft 8, short dark hair, slim build and wearing a grey top and grey bottoms.
“On inspection it was found that entry had been forced to the property and items including jewellery and electrical devices stolen from it.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 444 of 18/10/2017.
“Or if they wish to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”