Carjacking suspects struck 69-year-old dog walker in the head with a pipe, police say

Two male suspects attacked a 69-year-old dog walker, striking her in the head with a pipe, and then tried to steal her vehicle, D.C. police say.

Police say the pair approached the victim at her car in the 1400 block of Euclid Street, Northwest around 1:12 p.m. Thursday.

According to the police report, the two men pulled the victim from her car and tried to drive off but she began screaming because she had dogs in her care in the car.

That's when they beat her, hitting her on top of the head with a pipe. A Good Samaritan approached and they ran off, grabbing the victim's purse as they left.

The woman was left bleeding on the ground. The dogs were left shaking in the middle of the street.

"They were obviously trying to take the car, that seems to be corroborated from many different ways and she resisted that because she was very worried about the dogs and she pushed them away for the dogs and then they beat her for it. It's horrible -- they didn't get the car, they really just beat her senseless and ran away," said Caesar Layton, who is one of the woman's clients.

Both suspects' images were captured on surveillance cameras.

On Saturday, police arrested and charged 16-year-old Kaveyon Andrews of Northeast D.C. and 17-year-old Thadduse Hartridge of Southeast D.C. with assault with intent to rob while armed and armed carjacking.