NEWARK -- Police on Thursday were asking the public to be on the lookout for a car stolen in broad daylight during an armed carjacking in the city.

Officers responded at 1:54 p.m. Sunday to the 6200 block Lafayette Ave. for a report of a carjacking, Cmdr. Mike Carroll said.

The victim told police he was walking to his car when he was confronted by two black men in their early 20's. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and the other suspect held a large knife, Carroll said.

The suspects demanded the victim's car keys and his wallet, got into his car and fled north on Newark Boulevard.

Police said the victim's car is a green 2001 Honda Civic with a license plate reading: 6FZA129.

Anyone with information about the carjacking or who has spotted the Honda is asked call police at 510-578-4237 or at the anonymous tip line at 510-578-4965.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.