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Queens man tried to rob Hicksville post office, slashed inspector, police say

United States Post Office in Hicksville in 2010

United States Post Office in Hicksville in 2010 Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

A Queens man accused of slashing the face, arm and leg of a U.S. Postal Service inspector Monday was charged with second-degree assault and other crimes, according to Nassau police.

Nassau police were assisting postal service officials investigating larcenies at the Hicksville Post Office at 185 West John St. early Monday when two men arrived at the facility in a gray 2016 BMW, officials said.

One man, later identified as Romy Fabre, 26, entered the building and used a stolen USPS-issued master key to remove the contents of the mailboxes.

Fabre violently resisted when Nassau detectives and postal service inspectors attempted to place him in custody. Fabre used a sharp object to cut a postal inspector’s face and body, police said.

The other suspect, Jahki Hawkins, 22, of the Bronx, complied with officers' commands and got out of the BMW as ordered by police. He was taken into custody without incident. The postal inspector was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of lacerations to his eye, face, leg and arm, police said.

In addition to second-degree assault, Fabre also face charges of third-degree and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, second-degree resisting arrest, second-degree criminal tampering, fifth-degree possession of stolen property and petit larceny.

Hawkins faces charges of third-degree unlawful possession of a personal ID, fourth-degree criminal facilitation and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Hawkins was released after arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead with non-monetary restrictions, meaning no cash bail set, and Fabre was held on bail of $25,000 bond or $12,500 cash.

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