Skip to comments.Police Investigating Kidnapping of Williamsburg Real Estate Developer (Hasidic)
Posted on 01/03/2014 6:52:04 PM PST by nickcarraway
The family of a Brooklyn real estate developer police believe was kidnapped outside his office Thursday night has offered a $100,000 reward for his safe return, no questions asked, his brother said Friday.
Menachem Stark, 39, was leaving his office, Southside Associates, at 331 Rutledge Street at 11:20 Thursday night and was walking to his home a few blocks away when two men approached him, grabbed him, and drove him away in a white or light-colored minivan, according to a flyer put out by Shomrim, a neighborhood watch group for the Orthodox community.
Stark's wife, Bashie, became worried when he did not come home before midnight and notified the neighborhood patrol, the NYPD said.
Shomrim alerted police at 2:30 a.m. on Friday.
Security video shows Stark being pulled into the van, but put the address of the kidnapping at 315 Rutledge St.
NYPD investigators canvassed Rutledge Street on Friday morning, pulling security footage from multiple security cameras near the scene of the kidnapping and speaking to local business owners.
"We're waiting for a phone call with demands. [We're] just hoping that he is still alive," his brother Yitzy Stark, 30, said. "We'll do anything they ask."
He said his brother was not carrying a large amount of money.
First clue.. they knew the guys habits. Nail him and off the streets before sundown Fri.
Just wanted to give an update to this story..just read his body was found Friday evening near a gas station in Great Neck
That’s terrible. I wonder what thos was related to?
Not sure but its absolutely horrible, either it was some kind of vendetta against him or something else happened hope they find the bastards who did it
I was wondering if this could be a next generation knock out game.
That’s what first came to mind when I read about this story, might be I wouldnt be surprised..Jews in New York have been the victims of the “Knock Out” game by thugs, this could be an escalation of that
Satmar Chassid. Known to have debts and foreclosures, known to carry cash. Robbery gone wrong, revenge, organized crime; lots of possibilities. Might not ever be solved.
Looks like he may have stiffed the wrong guys in a business deal. It’s OK not to pay back legit bank loans, but there are some loans where you must pay them back or else.