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Wicomico Co. man arrested in Georgia for Bel Air armed carjacking/kidnapping

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Posted at 1:53 PM, Dec 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-28 17:08:12-05

BEL AIR, Md. — A Wicomico County man was arrested in Georgia for an armed carjacking/kidnapping from a Bel Air shopping center last week.

It happened at about 3 p.m. Dec. 20 at the MacPhail Crossing shopping center off of Route 24. Police were offering a $2,000 reward to find the suspect, and they released surveillance photos of him at Walgreens.

Ian Thomas Schweiger, of Hebron, is accused of driving away with the victim's vehicle, a gray 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The victim was not injured.

Schweiger was arrested Dec. 27 in Pooler, Georgia, announced Bel Air police today.

The victim's stolen car was also recovered.

Schweiger is charged with armed carjacking, armed robbery, kidnapping, and using a gun during a felony.