AN elderly woman has been left traumatised by a robber who assaulted her and raided her home while she was inside. 

The heartless thug entered the home in Paisley's Windsor Crescent on Thursday at 6.25 pm.

He assaulted the woman who is 88 years old before making off with a three-figure sum of cash, bank cards, and house keys.

The victim was checked over by paramedics at the scene and did not require to attend hospital.  Police said, however, she has been left badly shaken.

The suspect is around 5 ft 4 inches in height, in his late 30s to early 40s, with a medium build and short, cropped, red hair.  He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a brown jacket.  

Officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and will be gathering and reviewing any available CCTV footage.

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Detective Sergeant Nicola Wake, from Paisley CID, said: “An elderly lady has been left traumatised by this crime and it’s imperative we trace the man responsible.  

"This man cares only for himself and his actions are shameful.  I am appealing to anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the incident to contact us. 

"At the time, it may not have seemed unusual or suspicious but the information could be significant to our investigation.”

Anyone who has any information is asked to call CID officers in Paisley Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 3048 of Thursday 14 November 2019. 

Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.