81-year-old woman assaulted, carjacked in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Fairfax County police arrested a Maryland man for allegedly carjacking and assaulting an 81-year-old woman last Saturday.
Police say it happened a little before 5 p.m., as the woman had just finished shopping at the Shoppers supermarket located in the 7600 block of Richmond Highway.
The woman’s granddaughter posted to social media, saying the area was very busy at the time. Police say her grandmother’s van was later found wrecked after a crash in the 2200 block of Beacon Hill Road.
A K9 unit helped make the arrest, according to a Fairfax County Police report.
Police identified the man arrested as 34-year-old Terrell Hardy of Maryland. He’s charged with carjacking and two counts of hit-and-run.
Hardy was actually the same man arrested last month in connection with a string of gaming machine robberies targeting 7-Elevens in Fairfax County.
According to Virginia Case Search, Hardy was released on recognizance following the January arrest. The 34-year-old does appear to have a significant court history in the Commonwealth.
Terrell Hardy, 34, of Maryland
Online it says Hardy was found guilty of larceny and obstructing/resisting charges in 2021. He also shows other larceny and two different assault on law enforcement charges that were not prosecuted.
FOX 5 reached out to the Fairfax Commonwealth Attorney’s Office on the matter.
A spokesperson for the office replied that they will not comment due to the case still being open.
FOX 5 also asked whether the office can say whether the prosecutor asked for Hardy to be held after his January arrest. The spokesperson declined to answer this question as well.
The 81-year-old woman was treated for minor injuries at the scene. Police are still searching for a second suspect.
Hardy has a bond hearing slated for Wednesday morning on the carjacking incident.
Officials say K9 units and the Fairfax County police helicopter were used to track down the suspect, identified as 34-year-old Terrell Hardy of Maryland. He has been charged with carjacking and two counts of hit-and-run.
Hardy was arrested last month for a string of gaming machine robberies targeting 7-Eleven stores in Fairfax County.
A second suspect remains on the loose. No weapons were used in the crime.
The woman was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The investigation is continuing.