Police Closer to Solving Abe Lebewohl’s 1996 Murder


Fourteen years after the robbery and murder of Abe Lebewohl, the longtime proprietor of the Second Avenue Deli, the Post is reporting that police are closer to solving the case. They’ve got several “persons of interest” in their sights and are offering a $130,000 award as incentive for people to come forward with additional information that could result in an arrest. Lebewohl was shot and killed on March 4, 1996, when he was going to make his weekly Monday-morning deposit at the NatWest bank on the corner of Second Avenue and East 4th Street. He was 64, and continues to be widely mourned. [Via Grub Street]