A Duncan man faces multiple charges following a daytime car-jacking Tuesday afternoon, with a woman and her infant child inside the vehicle at the time.
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP responded to a car-jacking complaint around noon in the 200-block of Government Street in Duncan.
Authorities say Jordan Plamondon has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, attempted robbery and assault.
Police say a woman was in the passenger seat of a running, parked vehicle when an unknown man allegedly entered and began to drive off.
Investigators say the woman began telling the man to stop, with her four-month-old child secured in the back seat.
The man refused and police said he told the woman he needed the vehicle, and then allegedly assaulted the woman while she was in the process of trying to get him to stop.
After a struggle, the woman was able to hit the horn and get the vehicle gear shift into park, and the suspect then left the vehicle and calmly walked away on Ingram Street.
After getting a description of the suspect, officers on patrol located the man in the downtown Duncan core and was taken into custody.
Plamondon has been remanded into custody and will appear in court Feb. 5 in Duncan.
“We don’t normally see these types of brazen attempts in Duncan,” North Cowichan/Duncan Staff Sergeant Kurt Bosnell said in a release.
“It is fortunate that nothing more serious occurred as a result of this.”
Police say Plamondon is well known to them and believe this is an isolated incident.
Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to call North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP or Crime Stoppers.