A woman has been left badly shaken after a robbery within her own home in Johnstone where a male and female tired her up and robbed her of a four figure sum.
Detectives are searching for the pair who were last spotted running towards the Beith Road area. Both were dressed up to look official with ID and clipboards.
The robbery happened at around 2:15pm when the suspects approached the home of a 46 year-old woman in Auchengreoch Avenue, Johnstone. On speaking to the woman, they managed to gain entry and once within the house, they tied the woman up and searched her home for money.
The 46-year-old woman did not require medical treatment, however she has been left badly shaken by the incident.
The pair made off with a 4 figure sum of money.
The male suspect is white, between 40 and 55 years old, around 5 ft. 8 inches in height, with a heavy build and balding. He was wearing a blue shirt, glasses, back trousers and an identity badge. He was carrying a black clip board and black rucksack.
The female suspect is white, around 5 ft. 9 inches in height, late 20s to early 30s, with a slim build, black hair which was tied up. She was wearing a cream or white coloured top, black jacket and black trousers. She too had a clip board and rucksack.
Officers continue to carry out door to door enquiries and forensics officers have been taking samples from the location.
CCTV footage is being collected for review for any additional information it could provide.
Detective Inspector David Wagstaff, said: “This man and woman have gained entry to a woman’s home, a place where she should feel safe. She has then been tied up and robbed. Their actions are despicable and it’s imperative we trace those responsible. I would appeal to local residents to think back to yesterday, did you notice this man and woman?
“Both were smartly dressed and carrying clip boards to appear as if carrying out official enquiries, they were last seen walking towards Beith Road Johnstone; and we are keen to hear from anyone who saw them or saw any suspicious vehicles parked or moving in the area around 2:15pm. If you have any information, then please do contact us as your information could prove vital in our investigation leading to the man and woman being identified.
“Additional patrols are in the area to provide reassurance for local residents. If anyone has any concerns they can approach these officers and discuss the matter with them.
“Anyone with information is asked to call CID officers in Paisley via 101, quoting incident number 1992 on 27 February 2019. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers and give your information anonymously.”