Police seek woman wanted for assault, attempted carjacking in Catonsville

Baltimore County police have asked for help finding a woman wanted for first-degree assault and attempted carjacking after a Nov. 24 incident in which Stephanie Lynn Schwab received a ride from the parking lot of the Safeway grocery store at 5660 Baltimore National Pike to the Shoppers Food Warehouse two blocks away.

Upon arriving at the second grocery store, police said Schwab brandished a knife and told the 26-year-old woman driving her to keep going.

When the driver asked a passerby for help, Schwab attempted to climb into the driver's seat, police said.

The driver, police said, then attempted to grab the knife from Schwab and was cut on the hand.

The driver was transported to St. Agnes Hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury, police said.

Schwab was last seen running eastbound on Baltimore National Pike towards Baltimore, police said.

The next day, Baltimore County police detectives searched the Safeway parking lot and found a 2003 Acura 3.2 TL that had been reported stolen in an armed carjacking from Fairfax County, Va.

The detectives, police said, connected Schwab to the crime and obtained a warrant charging her with first- and second-degree assault and attempted kidnapping.

Schwab has no known connection to Baltimore County and is wanted in Virginia for carjacking and a bank robbery, police said.

She is described as white, 5-foot-3, 165 pounds with blonde hair and green eyes.

Police caution area motorists that Schwab may approach them asking for a ride.

The police ask anyone with information about the Schwab to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-2587.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may receive an award of up to $2,000.

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