Toronto Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner was the victim of a carjacking at gunpoint on Monday night in Toronto.
According to Toronto Police, a man — that turned out to be Marner — was robbed of a Black Range Rover by three suspects. Two of the suspects had handguns and one suspect had a knife. The suspects fled in the Range Rover.
The Queensway + Islington Av
* 7:46 pm *
– Man robbed of car
– Black Range Rover
– 3 suspects
– 2 with handguns, 1 with a knife
– Suspects have fled in the Range Rover
– Police searching area#GO919574
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) May 16, 2022
The Toronto Sun reports that Marner was going to a movie with a friend at a Cineplex Theatre when three suspects wearing masks approached him and said they wanted the Range Rover. Marner reportedly said, “Go ahead and take it.”
According to a source, Marner was going to a movie with a friend when “the guys approached wearing masks and said they wanted the vehicle. Mitch said, ‘go ahead and take it.”’
Additionally, the suspects didn’t know the victim was Marner and were only interested in the Range Rover, a source tells the Toronto Sun.
“The suspects did not know it was Marner,” said the source. “They were only interested in the Range Rover, which they can quickly sell out of country.”
And another source tells the Toronto Sun that Marner is “doing all right.”
“He’s doing all right,” said a source who was on the scene.
Toronto Police are still searching for the suspects.
Marner, 25, was selected by Toronto with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He had 35 goals, 62 assists, and 97 points (10th in the NHL) this season. In the 2020-21 season, he was selected to the All-Star team.
This comes two days after the Maple Leafs were eliminated from the playoffs with a heartbreaking Game 7 loss to the Tampa Bay Lighnting.