Durham Regional Police say that at about 2:45 p.m., three male suspects, armed with handguns, entered through an unlocked front door of a residence in the Rossland Road West and Westney Road North area.
The homeowners, both in their early 70s, were ordered to sit down and were tied up with electrical cords while the men ransacked their home.
Police say the men stole computer equipment and electronics before fleeing the scene. The couple, who were not physically injured, managed to untie themselves and call police.
The first suspect is described as black with a light complexion, about six feet tall with a medium-to-large muscular build and a goatee. The second is described as a black male, who is about five feet 11 inches tall with a slim build and the third suspect is described as a black male with short curly hair.
Investigators are trying to determine if the incident is a case of mistaken identity.