Tysons Corner Carjacking Suspect Identified

Also wanted by Prince William County police

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011  |  Updated 8:46 AM EDT
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The mother of Stephanie Lynn Schwab,wanted for a carjacking and two bank robberies, spoke exclusively with News4.

Shomari Stone

The mother of Stephanie Lynn Schwab,wanted for a carjacking and two bank robberies, spoke exclusively with News4.

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Police Search for Alleged One-Woman Crime Spree

Police in northern Virginia search for a Manassas woman wanted for a carjacking at Tysons Corner and two bank robberies in Manassas and Springfield.

Carjacking at Tysons Galleria Mall

Police are looking for a woman they say posed as a motorist in need of help, and then carjacked the woman who was willing to assist her.
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Police said a woman appealed to the kindness of a stranger at Tysons Corner on Saturday -- and then stole her car.

Fairfax County, Va., police identified the suspect in the carjacking as 26-year-old Stephanie Lynn Schwab, of the Manassas area.

Schwab is also wanted by Prince William County police for a bank robbery on Nov. 18.

Police said Schwab may have been involved in another bank robbery Tuesday afternoon in Springfield. A woman entered the BB&T bank in the 8400 block of Old Keene Mill Road about 1 p.m., implied she had a weapon, demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Authorities said Schwab was last seen driving the 2003 silver Acura she allegedly carjacked.  The vehicle has Virginia tags, plate number: XEK8095.

On Saturday, Fairfax police say a 59-year-old Fairfax woman was approached in the parking lot of Neiman Marcus at Tysons Corner by the young suspect.  The woman told the victim she was a college student who had run out of gas and needed a ride. The victim invited the woman into her car, and they drove out of the lot together.

As the victim approached the intersection of Route 123 and Old Courthouse Road, the suspect allegedly produced a knife and told the victim to get out of the car. Police said the victim was left at the intersection.

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