A man who police have previously identified as a known gangster in Abbotsford has been arrested and charged with more offences just one month after being sentenced for a previous incident.
Chadwick (Chad) Weber, 35, has been charged with robbery, extortion and three counts of uttering threats. Co-accused Curtis Daniel Foerderer, 20, faces the same five counts.
Const. Ian MacDonald said the charges stem from an incident on Feb. 7.
Police received a call at about 8:30 p.m. from a home in the 33900 block of Old Yale Road.
When they arrived, they allegedly found Weber, Foerderer and three other men, all in their 20s, in the area. The accused had apparently demanded car keys from one of the other men and threatened the group.
The two are next slated to appear in Abbotsford provincial court on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
Foerderer does not have a prior criminal record, according to the provincial court database.
A month ago, Weber was sentenced to one day in prison, and co-accused Lewis Hyungil Kim, 35, was handed a $1,000 fine for an assault charge.
The charges related to an offence that took place on July 23, 2012. On that day, a 28-year-old man was robbed of cash, electronics and jewelry by a group of men in the 1900 block of Catalina Crescent.
Weber and Kim were also each charged with kidnapping, while Kim faced an additional charge of criminal harassment, but those charges were all stayed.
Police in 2011 indicated that Weber was connected to the UN Gang, after he was arrested following a bust that turned up crack and powdered cocaine, cash and two bulletproof vests. He was sentenced to 60 days in prison after pleading guilty to possession for the purpose of trafficking.
His current gang affiliation, if any, is not clear.
In April 2012, police warned the public that Weber’s life was in danger and that anyone associating with him was a risk.