Driver falls vic­tim to knife­point car­jack­ing

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Comment - By Bill Caven

KNIFE-WIELD­ING rob­bers dragged a mo­torist from his car be­fore driv­ing off in it, in a late-night at­tack.

The car­jack­ing took place in Cum­ber­nauld, La­nark­shire, on Wed­nes­day, around 10.45pm.

De­tec­tives in­ves­ti­gat­ing the theft yes­ter­day de­scribed the rob­bery as ‘vi­o­lent’ and ap­pealed to the pub­lic for help.

The 23-year-old driver had been sit­ting in the black Mazda 3 when he was ap­proached by two men car­ry­ing knives. They pulled him out of his ve­hi­cle be­fore quickly driv­ing off from the scene.

The car­jack­ers were both wear­ing bal­a­clavas and were dressed in black.

De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Stephen Scul­lion said: ‘Al­though no­body was hurt, this at­tack was fright­en­ing, vi­o­lent and has left a man with­out his car. Of­fi­cers have been work­ing to try to re­cover the ve­hi­cle, as well as those re­spon­si­ble.’

Po­lice be­lieve there were peo­ple in the area at the time of the in­ci­dent. They are par­tic­u­larly keen to speak to a woman who was driv­ing a small dark blue car around the time of the at­tack and who spoke to the vic­tim.

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