Detectives at Kilmarnock are appealing for information and witnesses following an assault and robbery on Wellington Street, Kilmarnock on Monday, February 21 Around 7.30pm the 20 year old student was walking along Wellington Street in Kilmarnock when he became aware of someone shouting behind him and two men following him.

The two suspects then approached him from behind, threatened him before assaulting him and robbing him of his guitar.

The two men then made off along Wellington Street, turned left into Witch Street before heading towards the path near the Dean Street flats.

The man did not require any treatment but has obviously been left very shaken by his ordeal.

The first suspect is described as a white male aged around 35-40 years, 5'5" tall and dark cropped hair. He has a gaunt appearance, a sharp pointed nose, a cleft chin and he is also has his two front top teeth missing. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a dark baseball cap with white stripes and a white tracksuit top.

The second suspect is also a white male, aged around 40-45 years with a stocky build with dark brown cropped hair. He was wearing a grey waist length coat which buttons down the front and has four pockets.

Speaking today from Kilmarnock CID Detective Constable Omar Sheikh said: "Thankfully the victim was not injured in this attack and I would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the assault and robbery to contact me. I am particularly keen to speak to a young man who came to the assistance of the victim shortly after the robbery. He is an Asian male in his mid 20's. He was wearing a black tracksuit with gold trim and was carrying shopping bags. We haven't had an opportunity to speak to this man and I am sure he has information which can help our enquiry.

"I would also ask that any pawn brokers or similar type of shop or any individual who has been offered a Black Epiphone, Les Paul guitar to get in touch. When the guitar was stolen it was in a black plastic case which had a pink sticker on the top of it.

"Anyone with any information should contact Kilmarnock CID on 01563 505036. Alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS can be called confidentially on 0800 555 111."