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Armed robbery, assault over cell phone in Reading

Published On: Apr 09 2014 05:35:18 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 09 2014 06:06:00 PM EDT

A man has been charged in connection with a violent armed robbery involving a cell phone in Reading.

READING, Pa. -

A man has been charged in connection with a violent armed robbery involving a cell phone in Reading.

Julio Ortiz pistol-whipped a man and took his phone Tuesday, police said.

The robbery was reported in the 1300 block of Mulberry Street.

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Ortiz is charged with robbery, assault and related offenses.