Man Robbed of All Identity Documents on F Train, Police Say

By Janet Upadhye on April 2, 2014 4:23pm 

 A sleeping straphanger was robbed of his passport, ID, social security card and birth certificate aboard the F train.
A sleeping straphanger was robbed of his passport, ID, social security card and birth certificate aboard the F train.
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DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A Massachusetts man was robbed of his identity documents — including his birth certificate, state ID card and passport — aboard an F train earlier this month, police said.

The 23-year-old victim's bag also held a Social Security card, Sprint cellphone valued at $400, a Metro PCS phone valued at $100 and clothing, police said.

The theft happened around 4:15 a.m. on March 19 between the West 4th Street and Jay Street stations while the straphanger snoozed, police said.

No arrests were made, according to police.

Other items in this week's blotter at the 84th Precinct included the following, according to police sources:

• Angel Martinez, 33, allegedly punched a police officer after he was roused from sleep aboard a D train, according to police. The officer saw Martinez taking up several seats on the train at the DeKalb Avenue station at approximately 3 p.m. on March 22, police said. When the officer tried to wake him, Martinez held onto a pole and refused to leave before punching the lawman several times, according to police. Martinez later "pushed his own head through the back window of the police car," while being transported to the 84th Precinct station. He was charged with assault, according to police. The extent of Martinez and the officer's injuries is unknown.

• A 23-year-old woman was robbed of her IPhone 5 and Beats by Dre headphones in the Farragut Houses in Downtown Brooklyn on March 19 according to police. The victim told investigators that she was walking by when a teenage boy whipped out a silver handgun and said "give me everything." The woman handed over her cellphone and headphones after the suspect said he "would shoot her if she didn't give all of her money," according to police. No arrests were made, police said.

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