Gardaí are investigating the incident.
A substantial sum of money has been stolen from a recently bereaved family in the midlands.
The burglary took place at a home in The Derries, Edenderry yesterday evening between 5 o'clock and 9.30.
Meanwhile, a man has been arrested in connection with a burglary at a house on Station Road in Portarlington yesterday evening.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to both incidents.