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Stephanie Lynn Schwab timeline: A 10-day alleged crime spree

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Stephanie Schwab allegedly went on a crime spree that spanned several banks and carjackings over the past two weeks.

(Photo: Prince William County Police)

After police say she tried to rob a third bank in Arlington on Wednesday afternoon, Schwab was chased and captured off Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda.

Here's a timeline of Schwab's alleged crimes and what led to her capture:

Nov. 18: Stephanie Schwab is named a suspect and sought by authorities after allegedly robbing the Virginia Commerce Bank branch on Balls Ford Road in Manassas.

Nov. 22: Police say that Schwab may be connected two more crimes - the robbery of a BB&T Bank in West Springfield and the carjacking of a woman in Tysons Corner on the 19th.

Nov. 24: Schwab is picked up by a driver at a Safeway near Baltimore National Pike and Ingleside Avenue in Catonsville. Schwab then allegedly held the driver at knifepoint and told her to keep driving. The victim was injured during a brief scuffle, police say.

Nov. 30: Police say Schwab tried to rob another BB&T Bank branch, this one on Old Dominion Drive in Arlington. She then tried to flee in a blue Ford Escape with Pennsylvania tags, which had been reported as stolen.

Police then captured and arrested Schwab on Old Georgetown Road and the Capital Beltway after she crashed.

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