UPDATE Sat 5:55 PM How the Burned Body of Menachem Stark Was Found in Dumpster Fri 4:00 PM
UPDATE Fri 3:34 PM: Only 45 Min Between Shomrim-NYPD Calls About Menachem Stark
Update Fri 2:20 PM: “Yitzky [Stark] said he is willing to put up a $100,000 reward for the safe return of his brother. ‘’Let’s hope he’s still alive,’’ he said. – NYP
UPDATE Fri 1:32 PM: VIDEO: Minivan in Abduction of Stark Seen Traveling on Broadway
UPDATE 1:22 PM: People are urged to also review surveillance cameras in the direction of Broadway towards Kent Avenue, as it appears one camera has picked up the van from that direction.
Brooklyn, NY – A Hasidic businessman of the the Satmar Hasidic sect in Williamsburg, was kidnapped from his Williamsburg office Thursday night, according to police reports in New York.
Brooklyn Police said that Menachem Stark was kidnapped by two assailants at late Thursday night.
According to video surveillance footage, the two suspects were waiting outside Stark’s office, which is located on 331 Rutledge Street in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, as soon as he exited the building at about 11:25 PM they jumped him, he struggled with them for several minutes, they then overpowered him, bound him with duct tape and threw him into a light colored dodge minivan, and drove off.
The NYPD has numerous detectives investigating the case.
Investigators are urging the public to review their surveillance cameras in the search for the above pictured minivan Anywhere in the areas of Broadway, Harrison Ave in the direction towards Atlantic Ave. from 11:30PM last night.
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! Please take the few minutes, your help is urgently needed. If you see anything suspicious on your camera please dial 911, or Williamsburg Shomrim 718-237-0202
We will bring you updates as soon as we can independently confirm them.