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.

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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