UPDATED: 3 Suspects Arrested Following Armed Bank Robbery In Lake Elsinore

The heist was reported at 12:55 p.m. at Bank of America, 29987 Canyon Hills Road.


UPDATED at 7:45 p.m.: Police continue to investigate an armed bank robbery that occurred in Lake Elsinore Monday afternoon.

At press time, police are still working the investigation in the 31700 block of Canyon Estates Drive and the road is closed.

"They are processing the scene," according to Sgt. Lisa McConnell of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Three suspects were taken into custody following the heist reported at 12:55 p.m. at the Bank of America located at 29987 Canyon Hills Road.

The suspected robbers were arrested in the vicinity of Canyon Estates Drive, McConnell confirmed.

“There are no outstanding suspects,” she said.

The afternoon pursuit required deputies to search nearby properties on foot; a sheriff’s K-9 unit was called in and so was the sheriff’s helicopter.

There were no reports of gunfire, and no report of injuries to deputies, bank employees or bystanders, McConnell said.

There “may have been” a dog bite injury to a suspect, she said.

The FBI assumes all bank robberies, however at press time only Riverside County Sheriff's Department deputies were on scene.

A neighbor who lives on Canyon Estates Drive said she saw people being pursued by police.

"A black car pulled up and some people ran out," said Diana Salgado, 21. "After a while, an African American in a white T-shirt came out and he was bloodied up. I don't know from what. I didn't hear any gunshots."

He was arrested, but was transported by paramedics, according to Salgado.

"He had a couple of head injuries," she said, confirming that a white T-shirt that lay nearby belonged to the suspect.

Salgado said she did not know the suspect.

Check back for details on the suspects and more information about the robbery. --Daniel Lane contributed to this report.

Jael Spencer April 15, 2013 at 11:38 PM
Never a dull moment in Lake Elsinore... Ever.
Elizabeth McKay April 15, 2013 at 11:48 PM
hope he doesn't get an infection (the dog ;)
Nancy April 16, 2013 at 12:40 AM
Good job law enforcement and precious dog! You are all heros! So glad they got caught, praise God!!!
Reverend Smith April 16, 2013 at 01:23 AM
Lake Elsinore is becoming the bank robbery capital of the bank robbery capital of the country.
Carol April 16, 2013 at 04:55 AM
Difficult situation. Thank you, officers, for a job well done. A very difficult situation. Thank you, officers, for all your preparation to be our heroes once more. And thank you for a job well done.
marc the pool guy April 16, 2013 at 11:16 AM
Sat there eating lunch at the sushi patio and watched it all.
Ashley m April 16, 2013 at 02:34 PM
Good job law enforcement!!!!!! Love you guys!
Lulu April 16, 2013 at 02:41 PM
My husband was coming home when the cops passed him in the high speed chase. My husband stopped at the store (circle K) and then continued home, at that point, they had a guy in handcuffs at the same corner of the recent bus accident, which is the same corner where my husbands car was totaled.(I commented about this in that article about the bus accident). The cops were dragging the guy down the dirt hill (I'm hoping to give him a swift kick in the @$$ out of public view) ...It was just crazy to see all the cops and helicopter after dealing with the whole bus incident... I guess my point is, be careful on that corner everyone...it's got some bad fung-shway!
One Voice April 16, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Anyone know what happened on Machado and Lakeshore, when I cam down Machado around 5:30 the cops had the first on the right side street crime scene taped off and it looked like they were taking video of something orange in the street, only one white sedan car sitting there like it was going to make a right onto Machado but no one was in it.
Rodger April 16, 2013 at 07:06 PM
I drove by right when the fire department arrived and there was someone laying on the ground by the white car. Possible hit in the crosswalk?
RonnieT April 16, 2013 at 07:11 PM
Dumb &@$ who robs a bank that close to their home?? I was at juice it up when it happened. The cops were there in just a few minutes and obviously made quick work in apprehending these thugs. Good job Riv Co Sherrifs department. When one cop goes bad( spellys off duty cop shooting) people tend to forget how much the cops do for us!!! Be thankful for the guys that put their lives on the line daily so we can enjoy our freedom!!
Dee April 17, 2013 at 12:50 AM
I am so glad to read ALL of the POSITIVE comments abouth our city and the cops!! People are so quick to say badf things or smart a@# things but it is nice to give praise to those cops that are out there everyday working to protect and keep us safe (at least from idiots like criminals).
michael g April 17, 2013 at 02:40 AM
stuck on stupid!!.on behalf of all us locals out here,we would like. to thank all of you people. who have moved out here.NOW PLEASE GO BACK TO WERE YOU CAME FROM AND TAKE SOMEBODY WITH YOU NOW NOW NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.thank you vedy mouch.
Ken April 17, 2013 at 05:42 AM
RIGHT ON. When I moved here in 1990 it was such a peacefull safe nice country place to live. Sure there were drug deals going on but they were kept low key and they were mostly pot deals. Today after all the trash from L A , San Diego, Orange county and Mexico have infested the area it's a pit of a city to live in or near.
kristin c April 22, 2013 at 05:54 PM
We've lived her since 1984 and is a cesspool out here now.
Becky Honkington April 22, 2013 at 07:48 PM
Hi Kristin - I have been here since 1985 and it certainly is completely different. Curious - Did you go to Elsinore High School?
Lindsay May 02, 2013 at 05:52 PM
Thank you so much to the police and dog that caught those pieces of sh$@. That is the bank that I always use. The staff there is extremely sensitive right now.


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