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Brooklyn, NY - UPDATE: Williamsburg Kidnap Victim’s Relatives Call For Volunteers

Published on: January 3, 2014 10:52 AM
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Police investigators on the scene in Williamsburg at the office of Menachem Stark. Stark was allegedly abducted early Friday morningPolice investigators on the scene in Williamsburg at the office of Menachem Stark. Stark was allegedly abducted early Friday morning

Brooklyn, NY - As police hunt for clues regarding the apparent abduction of a Williamsburg man, relatives of 39 year old Menachem Stark are issuing an urgent appeal for volunteers.

“We need people to come help with the cameras,” Yoely Stark, brother of the missing man, told VIN News.  “We need volunteers to see which buildings have cameras and we need people who know how to access the security footage.”

While police are not officially calling Stark’s disappearance an abduction, they have confirmed that security footage show Stark leaving his office at 2:30 AM.

“We are still taking reports,” said an NYPD spokesman.  “A male appears to have been taken from his place of work in a van by two people.”

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Menachem Stark is described as being 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 185 pounds.

Menachem Stark (FILE photo Eli Wohl/VINnews.com)Menachem Stark (FILE photo Eli Wohl/VINnews.com)

According to Yoely Stark, security footage shows his brother fighting with the men briefly outside his office Southside Associates at 331 Rutledge Street before he was bound with duct tape and thrown into a light colored Dodge van.  Stark urged volunteers to come forward immediately.

“We have to move quickly,” said Stark.  “Shabbos is coming and time is very important.  Remember Leiby Kletzky?  They only got him through the security cameras and we need people to come forward now to help.  The fastest way possible to get information is through the cameras which give the most accurate information.”

Stark asked volunteers to contact Shomrim at 718 237-0202

A July 2011 report on real estate website TheRealDeal.com names Stark as one of two men facing $51 million in personal guaranty and foreclosure lawsuits for five separate loans made in Williamsburg and Greenpoint in 2006 and 2007.  It is unknown at this time if there is any connection between the lawsuit and the kidnapping.


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 Jan 03, 2014 at 11:03 AM Anonymous Says:

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM FOR MENACHEM MESHULEM BEN SHENYA ETYA

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 11:07 AM Anonymous Says:

The family must be forth coming with clues about who they suspect could have done this. So the police can catch the bandits and release him before shabbos.

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 11:08 AM Anonymous Says:

menachem meshulem ben shenya etya should return home safely

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 11:42 AM Anonymous Says:

I'm sure Bill Bratton is personally involved in finding reb Stark. Hopefully the videos will lead to finding him safe and sound.

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 12:30 PM sheepheadsbayyid Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I'm sure Bill Bratton is personally involved in finding reb Stark. Hopefully the videos will lead to finding him safe and sound.

that's all not the FBI, army, national guard. He has 8,000.000 people to worry about remeber the world does not revolve around yiddin

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 12:38 PM Watcher Says:

Sounds very dangerous I hope he is found a life this should have all agencys Fbi and Ect involved if they want to find him a life

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 01:11 PM Anonymous Says:

It should not be difficult. They can go through every registered white van around.

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 01:59 PM Alter-Moshe Says:

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Anonymous Says:

The family must be forth coming with clues about who they suspect could have done this. So the police can catch the bandits and release him before shabbos.

Brain storm

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 02:04 PM esq Says:

Lets hope to hear good news. A young man with 8 kinderlach and a wife. Such a shame. May Hashem intercede.

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 02:10 PM Watcher Says:

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Anonymous Says:

It should not be difficult. They can go through every registered white van around.

They should check the bridges and tunnels for the mini van to see if it passed but appears they did not have a license plate or something like that most likely way out is the willamsburg bridge or who knows what? Sounds extremely life threating

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 02:20 PM ActualJew Says:

Unfortunately, this sounds like a professional job. Only two guys means that they knew what they were doing. But he seems to be mixed up in bad business. Tragic for family but I wonder if this community would come out to help if it was a non member or non Jew.
Hope this is resolved very soon.

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 02:26 PM Anonymous Says:

$100,000 reward offered for safe return

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 02:28 PM Anonymous Says:

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sheepheadsbayyid Says:

that's all not the FBI, army, national guard. He has 8,000.000 people to worry about remeber the world does not revolve around yiddin

They don't grasp that for some reason I don't know why.

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 02:29 PM ChareidiMan Says:

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Watcher Says:

Sounds very dangerous I hope he is found a life this should have all agencys Fbi and Ect involved if they want to find him a life

it's "Alive" not A Life! SMH - and no they should NOT have the FBI, Secret Service, ATF, US Postal, Cobra units, Seal navy team 6, Marshal and US Air Force looking for him, the NYPD is quite capable of investigating crimes like this and they do it every day.

My heart goes out to him and his family, but this is not world news! It happens every day and sadly it happened in our community and it hits home, and we get the same treatment as when it happens in Harlem NY

We are not better than any human that gets lost or kidnapped and full resources are taken by the NYPD

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 03:26 PM Anonymous Says:

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sheepheadsbayyid Says:

that's all not the FBI, army, national guard. He has 8,000.000 people to worry about remeber the world does not revolve around yiddin

Mr. Emmons Avenue, how many of those 8 million were kidnapped today!

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 03:37 PM sheepheadsbayyid Says:

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Anonymous Says:

It should not be difficult. They can go through every registered white van around.

should only be a few of them

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 Jan 04, 2014 at 07:21 PM sheepheadsbayyid Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Mr. Emmons Avenue, how many of those 8 million were kidnapped today!

true but there is many other things that needs to be dona and taken care of. the world does not stop because a yid was kidnapped.

I would respect your comment if you think every time this happens to a gentile get in this situation or a gentile child goes missing you support stopping everything for those people.

Do you?

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