THREE balaclava-clad men broke into a house and stole cash and jewellery while the female owner was at home.
The break-in happened at 10.30pm on Tuesday in High Street, Eckington. Police said the victim was not injured but was shocked and distressed by her ordeal.
Det Sgt Rob Church from Derbyshire Police said: “This was an alarming experience for the woman and we are doing everything we can to trace the men who committed this crime.”
The men were wearing black woollen gloves and were all thin.