A CROOK made off with a five-figure sum of cash after breaking into a Renfrew house in broad daylight. 

The thief targeted a property in the town's Dean Park area in Afton Drive at some time between 10.15am and 1.20pm yesterday. 

Police believe the suspect gained entry to the house via the backdoor before pinching the money and some jewellery. 

Detectives investigating the incident say a black car was spotted near the scene at the time. 

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101. 

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