A PENSIONER has been left badly shaken after being robbed by armed crooks in her home in Elderslie.

Police are appealing for information from villagers after the 78-year-old woman was robbed in Thorndene yesterday at around 7.40pm.

The woman answered the door before four men pushed her into her house. Police say one of them was carrying a weapon.

The four men then searched through her house and then left with her handbag.

Police are still working to try and find out exactly what was taken during the robbery.

Detective Inspector Robert Bowie of Paisley Police Office said: “This was an extremely frightening ordeal for this woman who was within her own home and the four men responsible must be caught.

“Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries on this crime and are still working to establish exactly what was stolen from the house last night.

“The only description we have of the four men at this time is that they were all aged in their early 20s and were wearing dark-coloured clothing. They were all of Eastern European appearance.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in this area last night and may have seen these men acting suspiciously, or who may have information that will help us trace the suspects."

Anyone with information should contact Paisley Police Office through 101 quoting reference number 3699 of March 10.