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Jamaica man broke into home, stole safe: Brown

JAMAICA — A Jamaica man allegedly broke into a Jamaica house, stole a safe box containing $900 and, during a scuffle with a resident of the house, hit her in the face with the safe, according to the Queens district attorney’s office.

The victim told the DA’s office she heard the sound of something breaking at her home at 116-40 148th St. and when she came downstairs to investigate, she allegedly saw the suspect, Patrick Everett, 42, in the closet grabbing her safe box, according to the criminal complaint.

When she tried to stop him, the DA’s office said, a struggle ensued and the defendant began to flee. On his way out, he was proceeding down the stairs and lost control of the safe box, which hit a second victim in the head, the DA’s office said.

The suspect allegedly fled with the safe box and police said he had caused more than $250 in damage to the home’s basement and kitchen doors during the burglary and scuffle, according to the criminal complaint.

Police said Everett had $900 in his front right pants pocket when he was apprehended. Everett was charged with burglary, robbery, criminal mischief and assault, the DA said.

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