Two men have been arrested following a carjacking in Leigh
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Police were called around 12.50am today (Sunday 22 August) to Westminster Drive, Leigh to a report of a carjacking.
Enquiries established two males, armed with knives, had approached a man stood outside his black VW Golf on the street and demanded he hands over the keys to the car
The two males fled the scene in his vehicle; along with other items include his phone and wallet.
Following extensive enquiries the vehicle was soon found abandoned close to Coronation Avenue, Glazebury.
Officers then received a report from Cheshire Police that they had detained two males on Warrington Road, close to where the car had been abandoned.
Officers attended and two males, both aged 17, were arrested on suspicion of robbery. They both remain in custody for questioning.
The car, along with the phone and wallet, were also recovered.
Detective Sergeant Paul Sumner from Leigh CID, said: "This was some excellent partnership work between GMP and Cheshire Police that led to the swift arrest of two males and the recovery of the stolen property.
"Thankfully only minor injuries were sustained during the incident but I hope this arrest sends a stark message that this behaviour is absolutely not acceptable and GMP, alongside partners, will do all we can and work at pace to ensure those responsible are apprehended."
"Although we have two males in custody our investigation will remain ongoing and I would urge anyone with information that could assist our enquiries to get in touch with police."
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 7251 or 101 quoting incident 170 of 22/08/21. Alternatively, details can be passed via our LiveChat function at www.gmp,police.uk or anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.