Mitch Marner- Faced with a doubtless violent hijack, Mitch Marner did precisely what police area unit urging all vehicle house owners to try and do — reach the keys.
A point theft of the Toronto (Mitch Marner) Maple Leafs winger’s black vary Rover close to AN Etobicoke picture palace Monday night left Marner “rattled,” his agent told the Star. it’s simply the most recent — and most high-profile — case amid a rising range of comparable incidents that have GTA police redoubling their efforts and warning residents concerning the risks.
“The proof suggests that this was a criminal offense of chance,” aforementioned Insp. Richard Harris, WHO heads the Toronto police holdup squad, at a Tues news conference outside station house.
He noted they’re seeing additional (Mitch Marner) and additional carjackings of high-end vehicles, victimisation totally different techniques.
The holdup squad — that isn’t answerable for all carjackings however probes cases involving weapons — has investigated sixty incidents thus far this year, Harris aforementioned, compared to fifty nine all told of 2021. they need created twenty arrests thus far connected to many incidents, he said.
Harris wouldn’t ensure that Monday night’s victim (Mitch Marner) was Marner — police sources confirmed his involvement to the Star, and also the Leafs’ press team tweeted he was the victim Tues — however aforementioned a person and girl in their 20s were robbed at point.
The scene close to wherever Toronto Maple Leafs Mitch Marner was the victim of a hijack.
Police aforementioned the hijack befell around 7:45 p.m. at Islington Avenue and also the Queensway, close to the Cineplex Cinemas. 3 suspects, armed with 2 handguns and a knife, then fled within the vary Rover. each Marner and also the girl were uninjured. There are no arrests because the investigation continues.
“Obviously the primary reaction was general (Mitch Marner) shock and so concern for Mitch,” aforementioned Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe at a media accessibility. “He was in here nowadays and had a gathering with him, that was a bit bit totally different tone than a number of the others for obvious reasons. however he (Mitch Marner) appears to be doing well, all things thought-about.”