POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman’s purse and bank card were stolen from her home in Johnstone.

The 87-year-old woman, who resides in The Oaks sheltered housing, in Kilbarchan Road, reported the items were taken on Tuesday and her bank card had been used fraudulently.

At around 4pm on the same day, an elderly neighbour spotted an unknown woman looking through the window of their home.

When they went to investigate, they saw the woman standing in their hallway before quickly leaving the property.

Police believe the two incidents are connected and are asking local residents to contact 101 if they see anyone at The Oaks sheltered housing acting suspiciously who they do not recognise.

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