Man threatens and robs elderly woman at her home address in the early hours of the morning
AN ELDERLY woman has been left shaken after a man threatened and robber her in her own home.
The pensioner was at her home address in the Crossflat Crescent area of Seedhill in Paisley when a man broke in at around 3.10am today.
After threatening her he stole her handbag containing her bank cards, house keys and other personal belongings.
She had friends staying the night of the incident who were similarly shaken by the break-in.
Police are now looking for the suspect who has been described as being in his mid-to-late 30s, around 5ft10, slim and has short cropped dark hair with a receding hairline.
At the time of the incident he was wearing a navy jacket with dark trousers and spoke with a local accent.
Police are checking CCTV in the area and carrying out door-to-door enquiries for any additional information.
Detective Sergeant Nicola Wake, from Paisley CID, said: “This was a terrifying robbery, which has left an elderly woman traumatised, and it is vital that we find the person responsible.
“It is possible that the man entered a dark-coloured taxi within the Seedhill area after the incident and we are asking for any taxi driver who was in the area at the time to please come forward. This appeal also goes out to other members of the public who may have seen anything suspicious.
“It may be that the man was loitering around the area before committing the crime and he drew your attention, or if you saw someone running away from the area, any piece of information could prove vital.”