Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner victim of Etobicoke carjacking

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While Maple Leafs superstar Mitch Marner has been on the receiving end of some rough play on the ice, this is a whole new level of disgusting.

The all-star playmaker, who wears No. 16 with the blue and white, was the victim of a carjacking at gunpoint on Monday night.

“It happened at the Cineplex theater on The Queensway,” said a police source.

Toronto Police tweeted about a carjacking at The Queensway and Islington Ave. at 7:46 pm, saying a man was robbed of a Black Range Rover by three suspects with the use of two handguns as well as a knife.

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const. David Hopkinson said “the suspects have fled in the Range Rover.”

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.’

The source said while weapons involved were, Marner and his friend did not have a gun pointed directly at their heads.

“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.”

Toronto Police sources say all eyes are on the road looking for these armed and dangerous suspects.

Meanwhile, there was great concern about the wellbeing and safety of Marner.

“He’s doing all right,” said a source who was on the scene.

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Police sources say Marner was shaken up but not physically hurt in the disturbing incident, just 48 hours after the team was eliminated from the NHL playoffs.

Carjackings and muggings have been on the rise in recent times, as have car thefts. And the thieves have become extremely violent in their fleecing of the vehicles.

Just last month, I wrote of a 17-year-old girl who had a gun placed to her neck in Lytton Park in which the carjacker said, “give me the keys” as he forced her to the ground.

Like with Marner, the suspects fled — in that instance in a 2021 white Mercedes Benz GLC 300.

“It’s horrifying and terrifying,” said Insp. Rich Harris of the Toronto Police hold-up squad.

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Reached by the Toronto Sun late Monday night, Toronto Mayor John Tory said there is no place for such incidents in his city.

“My initial reaction is how dare someone do that to anyone in our city. Violence against any resident is unacceptable and I know Toronto Police work incredibly hard to bring those responsible to justice,” Tory told the Sun.

“I’m thankful no one was physically injured in this incident, according to police,” he added. “I know police are working right now to arrest the suspects in this case and have been working non-stop to crack down on carjackings — a number of arrests were announced last week.”

“I’m sure our great police service will get to the bottom of this incident and make sure those responsible face justice.”

Just last month, two men were convicted in the shooting murder of up-and-coming TSN personality Jonny Gayle, who was shot after the suspects attempted to take control of his car.

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