Elderly woman attacked and robbed at home by three men

Woman, 76, left 'very upset' by incident in Renfrewshire.

Elderly woman attacked and robbed at home by three men Police Scotland

A 76-year-old woman has been attacked and robbed by three men at her own home in Renfrewshire.

The pensioner was left “very upset” by the incident, which happened in Elderslie around 7.30pm on Thursday.

The men gain access to the property in the Patrickbank Crescent area, before assaulting the woman and taking a substantial amount of property, including jewellery.

Detective Steven Lessels said: “The woman went to answer the door and was threatened and assaulted.

“Although she declined medical assistance, she has understandably been left very upset by what has happened.

“The men then ransacked the property and made off.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area, both before and after the incident, to get in touch. That may have been a vehicle or activity that seemed out of the normal.

“In particular, if you have CCTV images or dash-cam footage that shows anything suspicious at the time of the break-in or in the days running up to the incident, then please let us know to help with our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.