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


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).