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Motorcyclist Hit with Bottle, Threatened with Gun But Hangs onto Bike

University City Police said two men tried to rob the man of his motorcycle at Forest Park Parkway and Big Bend; one person has been charged.

Two men attempted to steal a motorcycle Tuesday at Forest Park Parkway and Big Bend Boulevard in University City. After one man displayed a handgun, the other struck the motorcyclist with a bottle and tried to take the bike, said in a report.

One suspect was arrested after the theft attempt on Tuesday.

Mondez Purvey, 20, of the 900 block of Laurel Avenue in St. Louis, was charged with first-degree attempted robbery and armed criminal action. According to the police report, Purvey hit the victim with the bottle and another man had the handgun.

Bond for Purvey was set at $50,000. He is being held in St. Ann jail.

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MikeyParks July 20, 2012 at 02:47 PM
I was riding in the Loop a couple of years ago and a bottle of some sort whizzed by my head and broke on the street. What kind of people are we breeding? BTW, is that photo the victim or the perp?
Johnathan R. July 20, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Obviously the perp.
James Frenchie January 10, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Free Mondez!!!!!!!!!!! I Miss You Big Kcuz

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