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.
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