(BCN) A San Francisco sheriff's deputy accused of robbing a bank in the city's Outer Richmond neighborhood earlier this month pleaded not guilty today to felony robbery and commercial burglary charges.
Philip Chun Tong, 36, was arraigned this afternoon on the two charges, which stem from a Nov. 7 robbery at a Bank of America branch at 3701 Balboa St.
Tong, who is out of custody after posting $150,000 bail, declined to speak to reporters outside of court, as did his attorney Eileen Burke.
Court documents show that Tong, who lives in Pacifica, filed for bankruptcy in July.
Police said that on the day of the robbery, a man entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding money. The note said the man was armed, but no weapon was seen, police said.