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Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Alleged ‘Blonde Bandit’ Stephanie Schwab: A timeline of crimes she’s accused of


Stephanie Schwab. (Prince William County Police Department - Associated Press)
Stephanie Lynn Schwab, a 26-year-old mother of three and former gang member-turned witness, is accused in a series of carjackings, bank robberies and auto thefts.

Here’s a breakdown of her alleged crimes, which spanned nearly two weeks and stretched from Manassas to Baltimore County.

The alleged crime spree began Nov. 18, when Schwab entered a Manassas Commerce Bank, implied she had a gun and demanded money.

The next day, Schwab allegedly asked a woman she approached in the parking lot of Tysons II Galleria for a ride to a gas station. The victim agreed, and as they drove away, Schwab pulled out a knife and demanded the victim leave the car.

On Nov. 22, Schwab is accused of robbing a BB&T bank branch in West Springfield of about $1,800.

On Thanksgiving, Schwab allegedly posed as a hitchhiker in Baltimore County and carjacked a woman at knifepoint, demanding a ride to several grocery stores. Police said the victim and Schwab struggled for the weapon, and the victim was cut on one hand.

On Nov. 30, Schwab was arrested after she allegedly tried to rob a bank in Fairfax County.

The following day, Schwab was charged in Virginia federal court with a single count of felony bank robbery. Officials said additional counts will probably be filed.

By  |  10:44 AM ET, 12/06/2011

 
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