New Video of Menachem Stark's Suspected Kidnapper Hours Before Abduction

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New surveillance camera footage has surfaced of a suspect wanted in connection with the kidnaping and murder of Menachem "Max" Stark, the polarizing Williamsburg property owner abducted on January 3.

The video was captured at 5 p.m. on January 3, approximately six and half hours before Stark was duct-taped and dragged into a 2007 Dodge Caravan waiting outside his office, and roughly 20 hours before his body was discovered in the smoldering dumpster of a Long Island gas station.

As the New York Post noted (in more colorful terms), Stark had a long list of enemies. The NYPD has narrowed it down to the man captured exiting the van and walking to the corner of Broadway and Rutledge Street in Williamsburg -- steps from South Side Associates' offices -- in this video.

The timing would suggest that the kidnapper laid in wait for hours before Stark emerged from his office.

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Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

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Joel kestenbaum , Fortis property purchased the mortgage on 212 -218 N 9th St Brooklyn NY from Broadway Bank, The property was further transferred on 08/16/2013 to a new Corporation named FPG 218 NORTH 9th PROPERTYLLC. C/O FORTIS PROPERTY GROUP LLC 45 Main Street Brooklyn NY 11201 Joel kestenbaum is notarized as the President / Owner by a Notary named Shem Tov Mayer on 05/05/12 Notary# 01MA5069188 NYS Kings County . Joel Kestenbaum purchased the Mortgage on the building owned by Israel Perlmutter & Menachem Stark. King County Block 2313: Lot# 5 and lot # 7 . The Mortgage was defaulted on and the National Bank was subsequently shut down by the FDIC . Joel Kestenbaum as a first mortgage holder wants to own the property that is worth over $50 million and didn’t want any fights with Permutter or Stark in the foreclose process, Rumors are that Kestenbaum was in arguments with them regarding this property and is a possible suspect .


This story gets better and better. Now they think he stole 2 million in September . I bet his partner had him whacked

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