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Police: Suspect punched victim repeatedly during cell phone robbery

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DeVonte Pernell, 19, is accused of forcibly stealing a man’s cell phone after he exited a school bus on September 18, 2015 DeVonte Pernell, 19, is accused of forcibly stealing a man’s cell phone after he exited a school bus on September 18, 2015

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) – A suspect is in custody after he allegedly stole a man’s cell phone by punching him repeatedly.

DeVonte Pernell, 19, is accused of forcibly stealing a man’s cell phone after he exited a school bus on September 18, 2015

Responding officers said they observed injuries on the victim.

Witnesses reportedly told police they observed Pernell assaulting the victim.

Pernell has been charged with second-degree burglary. His bond was set at $25,000.  

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