Carjacking victim needs 14 staples to close gash after pistol-whipping
Mohammad Malik, 51, was fixing his brother's silver Mercedes when 2 men stole the car
A Toronto man required 14 staples to close a five-centimetre gash on his head after he was allegedly pistol-whipped in his driveway during a violent carjacking.
Mohammad Malik, 51, was trying to fix a door lock on his brother's silver Mercedes on Monday night in the Islington Avenue and Finch Avenue West area.
Around 7:30 p.m., two men appeared, Malik told CBC News in an interview.
They told him not to move and to hand over the keys to the car.
Then, one of the men revealed a gun and pistol-whipped him, Malik said. Police said the gun was loaded.
"I started screaming, 'Call 911. Call 911,'" he said.
The men drove away in the Mercedes.
His four-year-old son, who had been playing inside the car for the previous hour, had just gone inside. He watched the incident from the front window.
Malik said his son has been asking him if police caught "the bad guys."
2 suspects arrested
Police arrested two suspects later Monday night.
They were called at 7:24 p.m. and the vehicle's licence plate was broadcast to officers.
Police say they arrested a 16-year-old male youth and an 18-year-old man. They also seized a loaded handgun.
The 16-year-old suspect faces 10 charges, including armed robbery, possession of property obtained by crime and the use of a firearm during the commission of an indictable offence.
The 18-year-old accused faces 15 charges, including armed robbery, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime and the use of a firearm during the commission of an indictable offence.
Both of the accused were due to appear in Toronto court on Tuesday.
With files from the CBC's Sue Sgambati