ROCKLAND (AP) – A Searsport man accused of stealing a 400-pound safe containing $150,000 in cash from the home of a St. George lobsterman is in a Florida jail, awaiting extradition to Maine.

Jacob Graffam-Connors, 21, faces felony burglary and theft charges, said Chief Deputy Todd Butler of the Knox County Sheriff’s Department.

The safe containing about $150,000 cash, two airline tickets to Honduras, two passports and a large bag of marijuana was stolen Dec. 20, according to an affidavit filed in District Court.

Graffam-Connors, who is 6-foot-1 and weighs 230 pounds, single-handedly rolled the safe across the floor of the home and out the front door to a waiting sport utility vehicle, the document said.

The safe was later opened with a sledgehammer.

Some of the stolen money was recovered, said Butler, who declined to specify the amount.

After investigators concluded that Graffam-Connors and others were connected to the burglary, an arrest warrant was issued three weeks ago. Graffam-Connors was arrested in Lee County, Fla., and was being held at the jail in Fort Myers.

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