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JAMAICA ESTATES — A Flushing man and a Hollis resident were charged with robbery after they allegedly stole a another man’s cell phone in Jamaica Estates, a spokeswoman for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
Sharief Berry, 22, of 42-37 155th St. in Flushing, pushed the man against a wall between 11:25 p.m. and 11:31 p.m. April 6 at the intersection of Hillside Avenue and 186th Street in Jamaica Estates, according to the criminal complaint.
Berry was allegedly helped out by 18-year-old Daquan Madrey of 91-02 187th Place in Hollis, who allegedly punched the victim in the back of the head, the spokeswoman said.
Berry told the man to “give me your money and everything you got” and punched the victim in the face, causing the man’s lip to swell, the complaint said. He then stole the man’s cell phone, the complaint said.
A police officer from the 107th Precinct said he saw Berry and Madrey punch the man, the complaint said.
The officer said he recovered the cell phone along with two screwdrivers and five ziplock bags of marijuana from Berry, according to the complaint.
Berry was arraigned April 8 before Queens Criminal Court Judge Lenora Gerald on charges of robbery, possession of burglar’s tools, criminal possession of stolen property and unlawful possession of marijuana, the spokeswoman said.
His bail was set at $10,0000, the spokeswoman said.
Madrey was arraigned before Gerald on robbery and criminal possession of stolen property, according to the spokeswoman.
Berry and Madrey are next scheduled to appear in court April 29, the spokeswoman said.
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