Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Mall security officer captures murder suspect

A mall security officer responded to a robbery and assault at a Victorville swap meet and was able to detain a man who has now been charged with First Degree Murder.
Police say that 29-year-old Tom Raymond robbed and violently killed 62 year old Chong Suk Hong of Victorville at around 5:42 p.m. while working at Xtreme Menswear, a store she co-owns located in the Victorville Galleria at 14560 Palmdale Rd., according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Hong was rushed by ambulance to a hospital with critical injuries, where she was pronounced dead just after 6:30 p.m.
Investigators believe Raymond entered the store, robbed Hong and stabbed her several times, SBSD said.
Authorities have no evidence that Raymond knew Hong or had been in her store prior to the attack, the sheriff’s department said.
Deputies say that the mall security officer was able to get Raymond into custody before they arrived but did not state any other details about that aspect of the crime.

Raymond was booked into the High Desert Detention Center early Monday morning on murder charges.

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