The victim of an armed car theft on Monday, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner addressed the public for the first time via social media two days later.
Three masked individuals, armed with two pistols and a knife, stole the sports utility vehicle of the 25-year-old athlete, who was accompanied by a friend, in the parking lot of a cinema in the early evening. No one was hurt.
“To all the fans, my friends and teammates and to the Maple Leafs organization – thank you all for your positive messages over the past few days. The overwhelming support I have felt from the Toronto community has been amazing,” Marner wrote on Twitter.
“I would also like to thank the Toronto Police Service for all of their hard work in the ongoing investigation. It was a scary situation, but we are safe and well. Your support means a lot to us.”
Marner had two goals and eight points in seven playoff games, but it wasn't enough to knock out the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.