A man’s BMW was stolen by two armed robbers after he went to help one of them lying apparently injured on the road.
The victim was in Holytown Road in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, when he saw a man who appeared to be lying injured at around 7.50pm on Monday.
He left the Grey BMW X6 to help but another man then appeared, threatened him with a knife and demanded keys for the car.
Both men then got into the BMW and drove off in the direction of Bellshill.
Detective inspector Kenny Dalrymple, of Wishaw CID, said: “Although nobody has been injured as a result of this, the man involved has been left extremely shaken.
“Inquiries are ongoing to trace the vehicle and I would ask anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen the incident, or a male on Holytown Road trying to flag down passing motorists, to get in touch with officers.
“This was a carefully executed plan and we would ask members of the public to be cautious and vigilant when leaving your vehicle.
“If there is anyone with possible dashcam footage around the time of the robbery, I would urge you to contact police.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 3657 of Monday May 11.