A McLean man is being held without bond in the Alexandria jail following his arrest in Alexandria Sunday on several charges that included attempted carjacking.
Alexandria police responded to, and aided the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., in the pursuit of a black, door-door Mercedes Benz that originated in the District.
According to police, between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m., Sunday, at the intersection of Quantrell and Lincolnia avenues in Alexandria, the suspects stopped their car, exited the car and one fled. One suspect approached the driver of a 2001 Honda Prelude and displayed a handgun. He ordered the victim driver, a 41-year-old man from the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, out of the car. The victim complied and began to move away.
The suspect did not take the victim’s car but returned to the Mercedes Benz and drove away. The suspect drove to the 400 block of North Armistead Street and broke into an apartment building. He entered two different residences, cutting himself as he broke into one.
MPD apprehended the suspect inside one of the units. He was transported to Inova Alexandria Hospital where he was treated and released from the hospital. Police searched for the second suspect but were unable to locate him.
Chtiani Novredinne, a 29-year-old resident of 1806 Great Falls Street in McLean, was arrested and charged with armed carjacking and two counts of statutory burglary.