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Female bank robbery suspect now sought in Md. carjacking

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A female former gang member accused of a Northern Virginia crime spree is now wanted in Baltimore County on charges of first-degree assault after a failed Thanksgiving carjacking.

Stephanie L. Schwab of Manassas, Va., was last seen on Thursday running eastbound on Route 40 toward Baltimore, police said. The 26-year-old sliced the hand of a female victim with a knife as the two struggled in a car in a parking lot along Baltimore National Pike.

Ms. Schwab is also wanted in Fairfax and Prince William counties for a carjacking and two bank robberies between Nov. 18 and Nov. 22. The former member of the violent Central American gang MS-13 has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 2003.

Baltimore County Police spokeswoman Cathleen Batton said Ms. Schwab's reappearance after fleeing Northern Virginia means police "can start concentrating [their] efforts."

"We don't know her connection to Baltimore County, if she's just passing through," Ms. Batton said.

Ms. Schwab's first carjacking in Prince William County occurred in a similar fashion, when she stole a 2003 Acura at knifepoint from a Good Samaritan who offered her a ride in the parking lot of Tyson's Corner II shopping mall.

The car was recovered at the same lot where Ms. Schwab approached the Baltimore County victim.

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