Man charged with Motherwell carjack

Scene of the alleged carjacking in Merry Street.
Scene of the alleged carjacking in Merry Street.

A motorist was allegedly robbed of his vehicle at an all night car wash in Motherwell.

It’s understood the driver was threatened at knifepoint as he washed the car at the Merry Street garage in Jerviston in the early hours of yesterday morning.

However, according to witnesses, the robber stalled the vehicle and ended up abandoning it.

A police spokesman said: “A 20-year-old male was traced nearby and arrested for robbery.”

The suspect has been detained in custody ahead of trial at Hamilton Sheriff Court.

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