Three men pushed their way into a house and threatened a woman with a metal pole while her husband and young child were in the next room.
The men posed as immigration officers and said they want to see the woman’s passport when she answered the door to her home in Veryan Place, Fishermead at about 4.30pm on Wednesday.
One the men had pushed their way in, she was told to go into the living room with her husband and young child while the men searched the house. No property was stolen.
Two of the offenders were white and one was black. All three were around 5ft 8ins and all were wearing black clothing with their hoods up and faces covered.
Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to contact investigating officer Det Con Greg Hughes on 101.