A burglar broke into the home of an 82-year-old woman in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County and demanded money from her, before fleeing in her car, police said.
The break-in occurred in the 8000 block of Russell Road around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night, Fairfax County police said.
The woman was in bed watching TV, when her bedroom window was smashed out, police said. The woman went to the window and was surprised by a man crawling inside.
The suspect grabbed the woman, forced her into another room and demanded money, police said. When the woman complied, the suspect disabled her home telephone, took a cell phone and her car keys, and then fled in her 1989 gray Pontiac Firebird, police said.
The victim was not injured during the burglary, police said.
The car was recovered on Wednesday in the Beacon Hill area.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477.