Fairbanks robbers sentenced to prison

Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2002

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Two men convicted of robbing a Fairbanks Taco Bell last summer will be serving time in prison.

Erik Schroeder, 21, was sentenced Monday to 2 years in prison and David Pfalmer, 18, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years. Fairbanks Superior Court Judge Charles Pengilly issued the sentences.

The men were arrested last fall and charged with the Aug. 16 robbery at the drive-through window of the fast food restaurant. According to authorities, one of the robbers claimed to have a handgun, which turned out to be a carbon dioxide pellet gun.

Fairbanks police said the robber took money from the attendant, then fled to a nearby gas station, where the second man drove him away.

Pfalmer and Schroeder were originally indicted on one count each of first-degree robbery and charged with one count each of third-degree theft. In April, each man pleaded no contest to one count of second-degree robbery. The theft charges were dismissed.

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