Around US$47,600 in cash and gold was stolen from the house of Vietnam's deputy police chief in Hanoi on the night of December 25.
The thief broke into the house of Vu Hung Vuong, deputy head of the Police Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security, at around 9 p.m.
Many valuable items were taken, including gold, a wristwatch, a silver necklace and nearly $27,220 of cash in Vietnamese dong, US dollar, Australian dollar and South Korean won.
Police are investigating.
Many government officials' houses across the country have been burglarized this year.
The latest cases were a series of houses in the Mekong Delta's Long An Province in November, including houses of the province's police chief and deputy head of the provincial Party unit.
The thieves did not spare the houses of the Ministry of Justice or the Ministry of Investment and Planning either.