POLICE are hunting a gang of youths who robbed a teenager in a Renfrewshire street.

The 14-year-old boy was targeted by three young men near the Cenotaph in High Street, Paisley, between 8.30pm and 8.40pm on Sunday.

Police said the yobs attacked the teenager before stealing his mobile phone.

After the robbery, one of the youths ran off on foot while the other two suspects fled the scene on bicycles.

Police said the victim did not need hospital treatment.

The suspects are described as white and believed to be in their mid-to-late teens.

At the time, one of the suspects was wearing a black hat, black and white tracksuit top and red joggers. The second youth was wearing a grey hooded jumper, black joggers and black trainers, while the third suspect was wearing a black and white hooded top, black joggers and black trainers.

Enquiries carried out so far by police have established several people were in the area at the time, with some of them filming the incident on their phones.

CCTV images are also being reviewed by officers as part of an investigation.

Detective Constable Stuart Crawford said: "We know there were people who saw and heard what happened to the young boy. We are also aware that the incident and aftermath was filmed. 

"This footage is vital to our enquiries and I would appeal to those who have mobile phone footage to please pass it on to us.

"Those images will greatly assist our enquiries and help us identify those responsible for the attack on a 14-year-old boy."

Information can be passed to police via 101, quoting incident number 0056 of June 6.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.