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UPDATE: 80-year-old recalls robbery, assault at Sunset Station

Woman struck, purse stolen at Sunset Station
Posted at 7:00 PM, Feb 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 02:22:23-05

UPDATE FEB. 27 10 P.M.: 13 Action News spoke with the 80-year-old victim who was assaulted during the robbery.

"Somehow he hit me hard enough to make my head go down," said Connie Pittan.

Pittan said she was seated at the slots close to the exit. She said she initially thought something fell from the ceiling and hit her in the face.

Police said surveillance video showed Webster strike Pittan in the face and take off with her purse.

"Have no idea what he hit her with, but probably his hand," said Connie's husband, Ed Pittan. 

According to the arrest report, the victim's purse was sitting freely on the slot machine. Detectives said the victim didn't even notice the suspect.

Pittan said she is not allowing the attack to alter her lifestyle. She said casino staff have been very supportive. The 80-year-old has already gone back. 

She has this advice for the man accused in the crime.

"Give it up, you're going to get hurt -- and bad -- one day."

UPDATE FEB. 27 8 A.M.: 54-year-old Darnell Webster has been arrested in connection to the robbery of a woman playing a slot machine at Sunset Station.

Webster allegedly struck the woman on the left side of her head before grabbing her purse and running out of the casino. The 80-year-old victim suffered injuries to her neck and face but was not taken to the hospital.

The thief reportedly used the victim's credit cards after the crime. Henderson Police were able to identify him through surveillance video.

It was also revealed during the investigation that Webster embezzled a vehicle from a Henderson Kia dealership.

He was arrested at his home in the area of Gibson Road and West Warm Springs Road. He is charged with one count of burglary, once count of robbery and one count of attempted robbery.

Webster made his first appearance in Henderson Justice Court on Feb. 27. He was granted $30,000 bail. His next court hearing is set for March 1 at 9 a.m.


HENDERSON (KTNV) -- A woman had her purse snatched while playing a slot machine at Sunset Station hotel-casino Monday evening.

Henderson police said a black man came from behind and punched her in the head just before 5 p.m. at the casino near Sunset Road and Stephanie Street. He then ran out of the casino with her purse.

The suspect is described as between the ages of 40 and 50 with short graying hair, a black collared, short sleeve shirt, prescription glasses and blue jeans.

The woman was treated on scene.

Her purse is described as dark brown with lots of zippers.