TIMONIUM, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County police arrested and charged 55-year-old Erick Anderson after he allegedly carjacked an elderly woman who was getting into her vehicle outside the Shop Rite grocery story in Timonium.
On Monday around 4:20 p.m., an unarmed suspect approached the woman as she was getting into her car outside the W. Aylesbury Road shopping center. The two struggled over the keys. A Good Samaritan tried to help, but the suspect was able to get away in the car.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Mild Saturday, With Temps Dropping Sunday
The driver struck both the woman and the Good Samaritan as he fled the scene, police said.READ MORE: Health Officials Urge Vaccination & Boosters As COVID-19 Rate Rises, Omicron Arrives In Maryland
The 86-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital with “what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries,” police said. The Good Samaritan refused medical treatment.
Officers arrested Anderson around 6 p.m. and recovered the victim’s car.MORE NEWS: Maryland Has Three Confirmed Cases Of The Omicron Variant Of COVID-19, Hogan Says
Anderson is charged with first-degree assault and carjacking, and is currently being held without bail.