POLICE are hunting a thief who robbed a woman in Johnstone.

The 43-year-old victim was walking through Rannoch Woods, near Elm Drive, at around 2.20pm on Tuesday when she was approached by a man on a black bicycle.

Slowing down as he drew closer, the cyclist snatched the woman's River Island handbag and then sped off.

Police said personal belongings and cash were in the bag stolen from the victim, who was uninjured but left shaken by the incident.

At the time, the cyclist was wearing a black hooded jumper, with the hood up, a black face covering and black jogging bottoms.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call officers on 101.