Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an incident that occurred in the Gallowhill area of Paisley on Friday 4th November 2016.
A 30-year-old woman was walking her Jack Russell dog along on a path which comes out near to Knowe road at junction with Montgomery road in Gallowhill around 9.10am.
She was approached by a man and a woman then dragged her to the ground, kicking and punching her, while at the same time making attempts to injure the dog. During the attack, the contents of a bag carried by the victim were spilled onto the ground.
The two suspects scrambled for those items allowing the woman and her dog to escape the area at that moment. Nothing of value was stolen and the woman was not seriously injured following the attack.
The male attacker is described of medium height and slim build, aged 35 to 40 years old. He is described as having unkempt brown hair. He had a gaunt appearance and a distinctive scar which runs from his left ear to his mouth, and scarring around his mouth. At the time of the attack he was wearing a dark grey zipper.
The woman is described as having unkempt brown shoulder length hair. At the time of the incident she was carrying a cream handbag.
Detective Constable Raymond Brownlow from the Acquisitive Crime Team based at Paisley said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim, who was thankfully not seriously injured, but still left badly shaken as a result of this incident. Her dog also escaped with only a minor injury.
“It is crucial that we trace these cowardly individuals as soon as possible and I am appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
“I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen what happened or a man and woman matching the above description acting suspiciously around the area at the time of this attack.
“Anyone with information can contact officers at the Acquisitive Crime Team based at Paisley via 101. Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”