2 teens arrested in brutal carjacking, assault of elderly dog walker in D.C.

Metropolitan Police Department

Two teenagers were arrested Saturday after they assaulted and attempted to carjack a 70-year-old dog walker in D.C., police said.

Both Kaveyon Andrews, 16, of Northeast D.C., and Thadduse Hartridge, 17, of Southeast D.C., have been arrested and charged as adults with assault with intent to rob while armed and armed carjacking.

According to police, Andrews and Hartridge approached the victim Thursday around 1:12 p.m. in the 1400 block of Euclid Street, NW as she was putting two dogs in the back seat of her Honda CRV. One of the suspects then assaulted the woman as the other entered her vehicle.

When they were unable to gain control of the vehicle, they fled on foot with her purse.

Surveillance video released by Metropolitan Police Department shows two suspects attack the woman, identified as Cristina Loma, of Arlington.

In the assault, Loma was struck on the head several times with a pipe, causing severe bleeding. Police said she refused to hand over her SUV because the two dogs were in the back.

A witness told police she saw the suspects run eastbound on Euclid Street before turning north in the 2600 block of 14th Street, NW.

A second witness said she saw the woman’s dogs shaking in the middle of the street as the men ran away.

Loma’s daughter said her mother was badly hurt and taken to a hospital, but by Friday afternoon her condition was improving.

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