ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The man accused of beating a 7-year-old girl while trying to steal her bicycle was arraigned Friday on charges of robbery and assault.Judge Catherine Easter set Byron Syvinski’s bail at $50,000 with a required 24-hour third-party custodian at the hearing, held at the Cook Inlet Pre-Trial Facility. Syvinski is also not allowed to return to the neighborhood where the incident took place or have any contact with the victims.
Syvinski, 32, is being charged with first degree robbery, third degree assault as well as a misdemeanor fourth degree assault charge.
The charges stem from an incident on June 5 when Syvinski allegedly tried to steal a teenage boy’s backpack, struck the boy’s father Roberto Delreal and then targeted Am-Marie Martin, who was riding her bicycle near an apartment complex on Eide Street.
According to the police complaint filed, Syvinski, who is 6’4 and weighs about 240 lbs., tried to take the girl’s bike and then punched her in the head, hitting her twice more after she'd fallen unconscious on the ground.