POLICE are appealing for information after an 88-year-old woman was attacked and robbed in her Renfrewshire home last night.

At around 6.25pm, a man entered the house in Windsor Crescent, in Paisley, and assaulted the elderly victim before stealing a three-figure sum of cash, bank cards and house keys.

The pensioner was checked over by paramedics at the scene and, although she did not need hospital treatment, she has been left badly shaken.

Detectives said the thug who carried out the attack is around 5ft 4ins tall, in his late 30s to early 40s, with a medium build and cropped red hair.

He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a brown jacket.

Officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and will be gathering and reviewing any available CCTV footage.

Detective Sergeant Nicola Wake, of Paisley CID, said: “An elderly lady has been left traumatised by this crime and it’s imperative we trace the man responsible.

"This man cares only for himself and his actions are shameful.

"I am appealing to anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the incident to contact us. At the time, it may not have seemed unusual or suspicious but the information could be significant to our investigation.”

Anyone who has information is asked to call CID officers at Paisley police station via 101, quoting incident number 3048 of Thursday, November 14. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be given anonymously.

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