Elderly woman robbed by armed men in her home Elderly woman robbed by armed men in her home
An elderly woman has been robbed after four armed men forced their way into her home in Elderslie on Sunday evening. The terrifying ordeal... Elderly woman robbed by armed men in her home

An elderly woman has been robbed after four armed men forced their way into her home in Elderslie on Sunday evening.

The terrifying ordeal happened at round 7.40pm on Sunday within the 78-year-old own home in Thorndene, Elderslie, when she answered her door and four men pushed her into the house. One of the men was carrying a weapon.

The four men searched through the house and left with the woman’s handbag.

Detectives are carrying out enquiries and have made an appeal for information regarding the robbery in the local area.

Detective Inspector Robert Bowie of Paisley Police Office, said: “This was an extremely frightening ordeal for this woman who was within her own home and the four men responsible must be caught.

“Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries on this crime and are still working to establish exactly what was stolen from the house last night.

“The only description we have of the four men at this time is that they were all aged in their early 20s and were wearing dark-coloured clothing. They were all of Eastern European appearance.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in this area last night and may have seen these men acting suspiciously, or who may have information that will help us trace the suspects. Anyone with information should contact Paisley Police Office through 101 quoting reference number 3699 of 10th March. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”