JEWELLERY and cash worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from a house in Erskine.

Police are appealing for information about the incident, which took place in Douglas Crescent between 10am and 3.40pm on Thursday, February 10.

Distinctive Asian gold jewellery, including 22 carat gold bracelets and necklaces, was pinched, along with a sum of money.

Detective Constable Rebecca Daily, of Paisley CID, said: "There was no one in the house at the time but the owners are devastated by what happened.

The jewellery was not only valuable in monetary terms but was also of significant sentimental value.

"Officers have been carrying out local enquiries and checking CCTV but are appealing to anyone who has not yet come forward to police to get in touch.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen people acting suspiciously in the street, or who may have seen one or two cars that are not usually parked there or were parked with people in them for a length of time. 

"We'd also encourage anyone who was driving in the area between 10am and 3.30pm to check their dashcam footage as they may have captured video that could help our investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101, quoting reference number 2188 of February 10.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.