Bad Hair Bandit
August 19, 2011 by USA Post
Bad Hair Bandit, The serial bank robber known as the “Bad Hair Bandit” was arrested Monday after allegedly holding a bank in Auburn, California The Sheriff’s Office arrested Placer County Cynthia Van Holland, 47, for bank robbery.
The arrest came shortly after a woman entered the Bank of the West, and passed a note to a teller demanding money and saying he was armed, according to the FBI.
The woman was given an undetermined amount of money and went to the bank. Sheriff’s Office arrested Placer County Van Holland and her driver alleged getaway, Christopher Alonzo, 26, about 12 miles from shore when their vehicle and the plate coincides with a description of the witnesses, the FBI report said.
FBI investigators Security Working Group believes that the streets Van Holland is the same person monikered “bandit Bad Hair”, a woman responsible for theft or attempted to steal at least 20 banks across Washington, Oregon, Montana and California.
The bad hair bandit is credited for having stolen two banks Moses Lake this spring – Key Bank in April and the Bank of law in early June. The Moses Lake Key Bank was the bank robbed by the suspect twelfth and pound Savings sixteenth century.
Thefts typical method of adjusting local women to deliver cashes a note saying he was armed and demanded money. After receiving the money was going to take back the note, leaving the bank and fled, witnesses said.
The thief is known as the villain of Bad Hair by wearing wigs in a series of robberies from December in the Tacoma area.
She has been described, as standing about 5 feet, 3 inches tall, is white and stout, and usually wearing a hoodie and glasses, sometimes a cap bill.
Staff of the FBI in Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake City and the divisions of Sacramento, has worked with several local law enforcement agencies in the investigation, the FBI report said.
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