Stephanie Lynn Schwab Wanted For Two Bank Robberies and Carjacking In Va.

11:48 AM, Nov 23, 2011   |    comments
Stephanie Lynn Schwab, WANTED for Bank Robbery Charges
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SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WUSA) - She's a one-woman crime spree, police said.

Fairfax County Police say 26 year old Stephanie Schwab robbed another bank: The BB&T at 8432 Old Keene Mill Tuesday, just after noon. 


Prince William County Police say she also robbed the Virginia Commerce Bank on Balls Ford Road in Manassas on Friday morning, and committed an armed carjacking Saturday afternoon.

In both bank robberies, police say Schwab implied she had a handgun or weapon.

Police say Stephanie Lynn Schwab is from Manassas but has no fixed address. She has long blond hair, green eyes and a tattoo on her neck. In Tuesday's robbery, the suspect wore a plaid coat, dark pants and boots.

In the Manassas bank robbery, surveillance pictures show her wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. 

The next day, on Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of the Niemen Marcus at Tyson's Corner II, police say Schwab pretended to be out of gas, and convinced a 59 year old woman to give her a ride.

As the woman drove down the road, police say Schwab pulled out a knife and told the woman to get out. Schwab drove off in the woman's 2003 silver Acura with Virginia tags XEK 8095.

Schwab's name, age and hometown match that of a former member of the violent gang MS-13. She testified against four gang members charged with the 2003 murder of Brenda Paz. Schwab, who was then 19, said she joined the gang after running away from her Manassas home at 12. She gave birth to a child fathered by an MS-13 member at 15. Schwab told the court she loved being in a gang because it was her family. She told prosecutors she decided to leave the gang in 2004.

Anyone with information on Schwab's whereabouts is asked to call Prince William County Crime Solvers at 703-670-3700. Tips leading to an arrest could earn a cash reward of up to $1000. Callers don't have to give their names, just the information.

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