Bingo worker attacked, robbed in Fairfield

Fairfield police are asking the public to help catch a pair of people who attacked a volunteer inside the UAW Hall on Symmes Road and stole more than $6,000.

Police say an official with the Pride Youth Development Foundation was attacked at around 2 p.m. Oct. 11 as he was setting up for bingo inside the UAW Hall.

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Pride Youth Development Foundation, a 35-plus-year organization, supports youth athletic activities and assists several organizations, including the Fairfield High School Marching Band, Midwest Cheer and the Hamilton Little League.

Fairfield Police Detective Ellie King said the attackers likely knew the man’s routine as he set up for bingo on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which includes entering the UAW Hall through a door left unlocked for him to access.

“We believe they were waiting for him,” King told the Journal-News.

She also said the attackers knew the volunteer arrived at the hall before the off-duty police officer.

Security measures have since changed, and no door is left open for volunteers to set up for bingo, police said.

The attackers wore masks, King said.

Anyone with information can call King at 513-896-8277, or contact police anonymously on the tipline at 513-896-8200 or online at

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