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Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Tysons carjacking suspect also wanted in robbery


Stephanie Schwab. (Courtesy Photo - Pr. William Police)
A 26-year-old Manassas woman wanted for a recent carjacking and bank robbery is suspected of robbing a second bank on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Police from two jurisdictions have been searching for Stephanie L. Schwab in connection with the unusual crime spree.

On Tuesday, three days after the carjacking at Tyson’s Corner, a woman who police believe was Schwab went into the the BB&T Bank at 8432 Old Keene Mill Road and approached a teller, police said. She suggested she had a weapon, demanded money and fled with cash. No one was hurt.

On Saturday, Schwab allegedly approached a 59-year-old woman in the Tysons Corner II parking lot and asked for a ride to a gas station, police said. Once in the silver 2003 Acura, the carjacker, who said she was a college student, produced a knife and told the driver to get out. The carjacker drove off, leaving the woman behind.

Fairfax County police said they have obtained a warrant for Schwab in connection with the carjacking.

Schwab is also being sought by Prince William County police. They say she entered the VA Commerce Bank at 10830 Balls Ford Rd. in Manassas at 9:18 a.m. Friday, implied that she had a handgun and demanded money, fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of currency.

Police described Schwab as standing 5-foot-4, weighing 130 pounds, and having dark blond hair, green eyes and two facial piercings. She was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark “washed-style” jeans, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, text “TIP187” to CRIMES/274637, visit Crime Solvers online or call Fairfax Police at 703-691-2131.

Authorities are also still searching for the Acura, which they said had Virginia tags XEK8095.

This post has been updated.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  07:14 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Fairfax, Pr. William

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