Bad Hair Bandit suspects’ court date delayed

-A +A
Suspects in a string of 20 bank robberies covering four states have had a court appearance in North Auburn put off until September. Cynthia Van Holland, 47 and Christopher Alonzo, 26, were due for an appearance Friday in Placer County Superior Court but it was delayed until Sept. 1 at the request of the couple’s defense. The two were arrested and charged with robbery after Auburn’s Bank of the West branch was held up Aug. 15. The FBI says they are linked to 19 other bank robberies dating back to December in Washington, Oregon, Montana and California attributed to the so-called Bad Hair bandit. – Gus Thomson