AN elderly woman was assaulted and robbed in her own home by three men. 

The three robbers stole a large number of the 76-year-old's belongings in the raid which occurred yesterday. 

She had answered the door to the robbers who then threatened and assaulted her before entering her Patrickbank Crescent home and ransacking it.

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One of the suspects was described as of Asian or African appearance, five foot and eight inches tall, of slim build and aged between 40 to 50. He was wearing dark clothing, including a black fleece. There is no description of the other two men yet.

The woman declined medical help after the attack but was left very upset.

Detective Steven Lessels, of Paisley CID, said: “The woman went to answer the door and was threatened and assaulted. Although she declined medical assistance, she has understandably been left very upset by what has happened. The men then ransacked the property and made off.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area, both before and after the incident, to get in touch. That may have been a vehicle or activity that seemed out of the normal.

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“In particular, if you have CCTV images or dash-cam footage that shows anything suspicious at the time of the break-in or in the days running up to the incident, then please let us know to help with our investigation.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 3186 of Thursday, October 30, 2020, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”