Police Search for Female Suspect in Catonsville Carjacking
Woman is also suspected of a similar incident in Virginia.
Baltimore County Police are looking for 26-year-old Stephanie Lynn Schwab, who is wanted for first-degree assault and attempted carjacking in a Nov. 24 incident in Catonsville.
According to police, on Nov. 24 at 2:13 p.m., a woman gave another woman a ride from the Safeway to the Shopper's Food Warehouse, both of which are located on Baltimore National Pike.
When they arrived, the suspect pulled a knife on the driver, demanding that she keep driving. According to the police report, the victim tried to call for help to a man passing by. The suspect grabbed the steering wheel and pushed the accelerator but the car was in park. The victim grabbed the knife, causing injury to her left arm before the suspect ran away heading east on Baltimore National Pike towards Baltimore city.
Police described Schwab as in her mid-20s, 5 feet 4 inches tall and roughly 170 pounds. She had brown hair in a ponytail and was wearing a blue plaid button-down shirt and jeans.
On Nov. 25, detectives discovered a silver Acura in the Safeway parking lot that was reported stolen in Fairfax County, VA, in an armed carjacking. Police said she has no known connections to the area and may be staying in a hotel.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587). To text a message to Metro Crime Stoppers, send to "CRIMES" (274637), then enter the message starting with "MCS," or e-mail a tip to www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Those contacting Metro Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.