A raider forced his way into a motorhome while it sat parked in its owner’s driveway.
The crook opened the van’s door and ripped a television off the wall.
The inside was also vandalised during the smash and grab.
The owner, 63, was alerted to the break- in after his neighbour found the van door open.
Police are hunting a man seen acting suspiciously near the property in The Moorings, Paisley, between midnight on Monday and 7.30am on Tuesday.
A spokesman said: “If anybody has information on anybody acting strangely in the area during this time, we’d ask them to get in touch.”
Those with information should call police on 101.