The ailing actress’ husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, claims he was awoken by a loud sound in the middle of the night and found two men ransacking their sprawling Bel Air home.
He tells TMZ.com he attempted to chase the intruders out with a baseball bat, but fell and hurt his hip as they made their escape.
According to Von Anhalt, the burglars got as far as the living room and he believes they made off with several of the couple’s prized possessions, including paintings, a laptop, a camera and some statues.
Police were called to the scene to investigate the break-in.
The incident comes at a difficult time for the couple – Gabor, 94, has suffered a number of health problems in recent months and recently spent time in hospital to treat an infection in her amputated leg, while von Anhalt has been forced to put their home on the market in a bid to help pay her spiralling medical bills.