Bank Robber at Bishop El Dorado Saving Bank Caught by Bishop Police

Press Release
Bank Robbery
At approximately 4:46 PM today, the BPD Dispatch Center received an in-progress robbery call from El Dorado Savings Bank, located on M. Main St.
Within moments, BPD set a perimeter while maintaining communication with the employee caller. Deputies and CHP arrived to help contain the area and stop traffic on Main St.
BPD successfully extracted all employees to safety and then entered the bank. 58-year-old Sok Hong from Diamond Bar, CA was subsequently arrested without incident. The investigation revealed that Mr. Hong had been traveling and in advance, selected Bishop to rob a bank. The employees of the bank were not harmed and should all be commended on how well they handled this event.
The investigation is on-going. Anyone having information about Mr. Hong or this robbery can stop by the BPD or telephone (760) 873-5866.


4 Responses to Bank Robber at Bishop El Dorado Saving Bank Caught by Bishop Police

  1. Big Rick October 11, 2020 at 12:24 am #

    Did the guy display a firearm, or simulate that he had one ?

    • Charles James October 11, 2020 at 9:19 am #

      Little information has been released on the details due to timing. We hopefully will have more information for our readers and listeners tomorrow.

  2. David Dennison October 10, 2020 at 6:05 pm #

    Big Rick….Yea,me too having done something REALLY stupid back in 1991,much worse than what you did in your confession there….and actually getting away with it,which is rarely done…feel guilty and stupid for doing it to this confession to what I did that night is in my will to be sent out to the proper place by my will executor,or I doubt those pearly gates will open up to me.

  3. Big Rick October 9, 2020 at 9:31 pm #

    That bank robber was as dumb as I was . Back in 1979 , being short on cash ,coming from the Casino in Hawthorne Nevada , I filled my gas tank in Bishop & proceeded to leave the station without paying for it , not thinking about the “one road in, one road out , of the Owens Valley .I made it all the way to Indy, before a Chippie stopped me and my friends. That was the longest 30 days of my life .


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