Four people broke into a house in Danes Road on Tuesday while two children were on their own.
Between 3.55pm and 4.10pm the male occupant left a 14-year-old and seven-year-old at home while he collected their mother. The four entered and searched the home but it is believed nothing was stolen.
Just before 4.10pm the adult occupants returned and saw a man in the living room. The men then left through the back door.
One of the offenders was white, 5ft 10ins, with a slim face, wearing a dark blue sweatshirt and a green baseball cap with a mustard peak. Another was in his twenties, 5ft 10ins, wearing a grey top.
Anyone with any information can call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.