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Police investigation into Helensburgh 'carjacking'

Two men are being sought over a carjacking in Helensburgh, Argyll.

Police said a man, 21, and his brother, 17, were targeted in their white BMW 1 Series on the town's West Clyde Street at 19:30 on Wednesday.

Two men opened the car door, threatened the men inside with a knife and demanded the car before driving off.

The victims were uninjured but left traumatised by the experience. Police are hunting two men - one aged 18-19 years old, the other aged about 25.

The younger suspect was described as white, about 5ft 9in tall and of slim build. He had dark brown hair and was wearing a navy blue hooded jacket.

The other suspect was described as being about 5ft 9in tall and of slim build. He was wearing a grey tracksuit.

The stolen car, which has the registration SH59 RHY, has not been found.

'Terrifying experience'

Police are studying CCTV images from the area and speaking to local residents and businesses in a bid to trace those responsible.

Det Insp Douglas Wilson, of Police Scotland, said: "This was a terrifying experience for the young men concerned who were simply sitting in their car chatting when they were robbed by two men armed with a knife.

"We know that the car left Helensburgh, and was last seen in the area of Drumchapel, on Drumchapel Road around 19:50 last night.

"I am very keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the robbery on West Clyde Street, or who may have seen this car in the vicinity of West Clyde Street and surrounding streets in Helensburgh."

Det Insp Wilson asked anyone in the Drumchapel area or elsewhere, who has information, to contact police.

The robbery is believed to be an isolated incident but police have said additional patrols will be deployed in the Helensburgh area as part of the investigation.

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