Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Paisley on Saturday morning.

The robbery happened at around 8.40am when a 32-year-old woman was walking along Wellmeadow Street, near to its junction with Castle Street, Paisley, when she was approached from behind by man who made a grab for her purse.

During a struggle, both the man and woman fell to the ground before he made off with her property along Castle Street.

The suspect is described as white, tall, slim build, grey hooded jumper on with hood up and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Detective Constable Nicole McNairn from Paisley CID is investigating the robbery, she said: “Thankfully the woman was not injured during this attack, however, she is shaken and shocked by the incident. The street had passing vehicles and pedestrian traffic at the time of the offence, I am urging anyone who witnessed the incident or witnessed the man running off afterwards to come forward.

“Please contact Paisley CID via 101 quoting reference number 1041 of the 4 May 2019. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”