A woman from Linwood was punched twice in the face as she tried to flee her bed while her house was being robbed.
The robbery happened in the early hours of Sunday morning at 4am in Russell Place, Linwood, where the victim Fiona Lamont, a nursery worker, lives with her parents.
Fiona was woken from her sleep as the robber tried to unplug her phone from the charger next to her.
Fiona told local newspaper, the Paisley Daily Express: “I was alone at home at the time and, because I’m a light-sleeper, I woke up when I heard someone in my room.
“I just started screaming but, before I had the chance to get out of my bed, he punched me twice in the face, really hard, and then took my phone.
“I ran downstairs after him and noticed that my laptop had been stolen too.
“It wasn’t until afterwards that it all sunk in and I realised what had happened.
“I was absolutely terrified. I called the police and stayed on the phone until they arrived at the house.”
Police said the man is thought to be in his late 20s, around 5ft 11ins tall, heavily built and has short hair.
He was unshaven at the time and was wearing dark clothes.
Inspector Cassie Glass, who is based at Johnstone Police Office, has appealed for information which might help her officers snare the violent thief.
She said: “This was a very frightening incident for the young woman involved and we are very keen to track down the person responsible.
“I would ask anyone with any information about this incident to contact us immediately.
“I would also like to remind residents of the importance of making sure all doors are locked overnight, to prevent incidents like this from happening.”
If you have information about the incident, call the police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.