Fairbanks, Alaska – An elderly woman is assaulted and robbed of her Bingo winnings


Posted on the 21st of May 2017

Fairbanks, Alaska – An elderly woman is assaulted and robbed of her Bingo winnings

A 71 year old woman was walking to her car at approximately 1:00 AM on Saturday the 20th of May after winning $1,000 at Chena Bingo when a man rode up behind her on a bicycle and grabbed her purse. Not wishing to let go of her purse, the woman held onto it. Falling off his bicycle, the man dragged her across the asphalt before she finally let go of the purse and the man fled the scene. The elderly woman was transported to Fairbanks Memorial hospital where she was treated for a broken pelvis and contusions to the head. The man was later spotted at a Third Street Holiday gas station and arrested at around 1:30 AM. The suspect, Stewart C. Erhart, 34, of Fairbanks has been charged with robbery in the first degree, assault in the second degree, and theft in the second degree.

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