02/07/2014 09:35 EST | Updated 04/09/2014 05:59 EDT

Etobicoke man beaten, stabbed trying to buy computer in Hamilton

An Etobicoke man ended up stabbed and beaten when trying to buy a computer on the Hamilton Mountain Thursday evening.

Around 9 p.m., a 25-year-old man from Etobicoke came to Hamilton to buy a Macbook Pro he’d found for sale online. The man met the seller and another man in the area of Garth Street and Garrow Drive.

The three men got into a vehicle to go to the seller’s home – and that’s when the trouble started. The two men demanded money. One of the suspects stabbed the victim with a knife while the other pulled out an expandable baton and beat him with it, police say.

The victim was able to get free and run from the car. He got to a neighbouring house and asked that the people living there call the police while the suspects took off in their car.

By the time officers got there, the suspects had fled. An ambulance took the victim to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The suspects didn’t get any of his money, police say.

The investigation is ongoing.