Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi house in Waterkloof, Pretoria has been burgled, Gauteng police said on Sunday.
Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said robbers gained entry to the house after lifting the gate off from its rail.
"It is not a robbery, it is house breaking and theft," he said.
He said the robbers made off with electrical appliances including a plasma TV, laptop and foreign coins.
Selebi was not home when the robbers. struck, his wife found a VW Golf parked outside her house when she returned home on Saturday, around 18:30.
"No shot was fired, no pointing of firearm," said Ndou.
He said the incident was not linked to the burglary at the Bryanston home of Gauteng police commissioner Mzwandile Petros.
"This are two separate incidents, they are not linked at all. The one occurred in Johannesburg and the other in Pretoria," he said.
Petros' home was burgled on Friday night. A formal investigation into the burglary has started.