Pensioners in Paisely have been victims of two separate robberies last week just two days apart.  

At around 11.30am on Thursday, 6 February, an elderly woman began to hear noises from the hall area of her home on Great Hamilton Street. 

On investigating, it became apparent that somebody had entered her home and stolen a three figure sum of cash. 

Just one day later on Friday, 7 February, a vulnerable 90-year-old woman was the victim to a second break-in.

It is understood a male entered her supported accommodation within the Seedhill area of Paisley and engaged in conversation with the pensioner before stealing a three figure sum of cash then fleeing the premises. 

Inspector Tracy Harkins of Paisley Police Office said: "These were particularly nasty incidents involving extremely vulnerable residents, both ladies have been left very distressed as a result.

"I would like to ask the community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious characters seen in or around the area, in particular to dwellings where an elderly or vulnerable person resides."

If anyone has any information relating to either incident please contact Police Scotland on telephone number 101 or alternatively contact crime stoppers on 0800 555 1111, where anonymity can be maintained.