Menachem Stark: Jewish Businessman Was Kidnapped, Brother Says


Menachem Stark, a Jewish businessman in New York City’s Williamsburg neighborhood, was kidnapped on Thursday night, his brother siad.

Citing surveillance video, Yitzy Stark said that two men throw Stark into a vehicle outside of his South Side Associates office on Rutledge Street around 11:45 p.m., and take off.

“You can see that he came out of the office and and they came out of the minivan and went straight for him,” Yitzy told the Daily News, noting that police showed him portions of the video. “They grabbed him and he fought with them for about five minutes.”

The pair of men wrestled Stark into the van and tied him up.

Stark had $4,000 on him, police believe.

The NYPD was told early Friday morning after his wife notified the neighborhood’s Orthodox Jewish patrol.

Yitzy has offered a $100,000 reward for information that helps bring back his brother.



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