Published Monday, 10 September 2012
Police are appealing for anyone who noticed suspicious activity to come forward. (© UTV)
The man, who was described as being smartly dressed, knocked on the door of the couple's Ballysillan home on Saturday at around 9am, wakening them.
The male homeowner answered the door to the man, who claimed he was an employee of Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE).
He displayed a photographic identification card with NIE corporate information displayed both on the card and on neck ribbon holder, and requested access to the property at Hesketh Park.
The man inspected the meter box in the front hallway and then, asked to see the rear garden of the property to check cables.
At this point, the owner became wary of the visitor and called on his wife to come downstairs.
She was met on the stairs by an intruder - and both men made off empty handed.
The first man is described as being in his late 20s-early 30s with dark hair, and was approx 5ft 8in in height.
He had a thin build, was clean shaven and was wearing a black zipped top with chest pockets and grey suit trousers.
The second man is described as clean shaven, with mousey brown shoulder length hair and was wearing a grey woollen jumper & blue jeans.
Although the homeowners were unhurt, a police spokesperson said they were badly shaken by their ordeal.