Brampton man charged in carjacking of Maple Leafs’ Mitch Marner
Published March 14, 2023 at 9:41 am
A man from Brampton and another from Toronto are facing charges after several carjackings last year including the gunpoint robbery of Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner.
Marner had his Range Rover stolen back on May 16 outside a movie theatre in Etobicoke. The Toronto Police Service says a Honda Civic pulled up and blocked in Marner’s black 2021 Land Rover when a trio of armed men exited the Civic and demanded keys and a cell phone from the victims before taking off in the stolen vehicle.
Now, police have charged a 24-year-old man from Brampton and a 21-year-old man from Toronto in connection with carjackings that took place on April 17 and May 16, which matches the date of Marner’s carjacking.
On Wednesday (March 8), police said they arrested two individuals in connection to the incidents. Investigators say they are still looking for a third suspect who was armed with a knife during the hold-up.
Police did not disclose the victim’s identity for privacy reasons but Marner has since confirmed the arrests were linked to his carjacking and gave his thanks to TPS for bringing the case to a close.
Christon Arman Johnson, 24, of Brampton has been charged with:
- Robbery With a Firearm – two counts
- Disguise with Intent – two counts
- Fail to Comply with Release Order – two counts
Anas Adan Farah, 21, of Toronto has been charged with:
- Robbery with a Firearm
- Disguise with Intent
Both of the accused were scheduled to appear before the courts at the Toronto Regional Bail Centre on Wednesday. None of the allegations have been proven in court.
The suspect still at large is described as a Black male, wearing dark clothing and a mask. He is to be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at www.222tips.com.
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