Not Guilty Plea in Blonde Bandit Case

Woman suspected in November crime spree

By Matthew Stabley
|  Friday, Feb 24, 2012  |  Updated 6:45 PM EDT
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Not Guilty Plea in Blonde Bandit Case

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Stephanie Schwab being placed in a police cruiser after her arrest.

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The suspected Blonde Bandit pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Friday.

Stephanie Lynn Schwab was arrested in connection with a two-week crime spree in November. Following the last crime, an attempted robbery at the BB&T bank on Old Dominion Road in McLean, Va., Fairfax County police tailed the suspect vehicle into Montgomery County, Md., where it was involved in a three-car crash.

Officers apprehended Schwab after she fled on foot, police said.

Schwab is suspected in at least two prior bank robberies, a carjacking at Tysons Galleria and an attempted carjacking in Baltimore County.

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