Subject Wanted in Car-Jacking and Elder Abuse Case Arrested

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Terrance James Hardy

Terrance Hardy, the man suspected of attacking an 89-year-old woman during a carjacking was arrested Wednesday night in Oakland.

At approximately 8:00 PM, a person in Oakland called the OPD to report that Terrance Hardy, whom she recognized from media broadcasts, was on foot on 73rd Ave. Plainclothes OPD Officers arrived and detained Mr. Hardy without incident.

ECPD Officers went to Oakland and took custody of Terrance Hardy.

 

The following information was provided by the El Cerrito Police Dept Nixle:

The ECPD contacted allied agencies regarding this investigation and requested their assistance. We asked the Police Departments of Richmond and Oakland to help us by searching for Terrance Hardy and the missing victim’s vehicle because we received tips that he may be in their jurisdictions.

The Oakland Office of the United States Marshals Service contacted the ECPD and offered its assistance after seeing publicity about the case.

Throughout the day, the ECPD received tips from citizens providing information about having seen Terrance Hardy in the Oakland & San Leandro areas. The US Marshals and OPD tracked down many leads for us.

At approximately 8:00 PM, a person in Oakland called the OPD to report that Terrance Hardy, whom she recognized from media broadcasts, was on foot on 73rd Ave. Plainclothes OPD Officers arrived and detained Mr. Hardy without incident. ECPD Officers went to Oakland and took custody of Terrance Hardy.

He was processed in El Cerrito and then booked into the Contra Costa County Detention Facility. His charges are; Car Jacking and Elder Abuse Causing Great Bodily Injury.

The victim’s 1992 Toyota Camry is still missing. Anyone with information about the Toyota is still asked to call the police immediately to report its location.

The ECPD appreciated the regionalized law enforcement response. The OPD and the US Marshals’ assistance were instrumental in making this arrest take place and keeping the public safe.


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  1. Kudos to the brave citizen that made the phone call to the police. With that call, justice was served for the elderly woman. Working together makes a difference a little bit at a time. Job well done to all law enforcements. You guys put your life out there to make it safer for all of us to live in. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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