Charges laid in attempted carjacking
An Ontario man has now been charged in relation to what police have described as a violent attempted carjacking this week outside a Kamloops fast-food restaurant.
Crown counsel approved charges today (Feb. 11) against Jeffrey Bruce Weber in relation to the incident, which took place outside the Sahali A&W on Monday, Feb. 7.
The 27-year-old was arrested the following day on an unrelated theft allegation. He is also facing a charge of assaulting a police officer.
In relation to the alleged carjacking, Weber is facing counts of robbery, forcible confinement and aggravated assault.
According to Mounties, Weber approached a lone woman as she walked to her vehicle and initially offered help, which she refused.
Investigators believe he then demanded her keys.
When she refused, police say, he began beating her.
Mounties say the woman freed herself by sounding the panic alarm on her vehicle and alerting passersby.
Weber is now undergoing a court-ordered psychiatric assessment and is expected back in court on March 7.