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#1 Torn

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:51 AM

http://www.wnbc.com/...255/detail.html

Man Kidnapped From Synagogue Escapes From Trunk
POSTED: 9:09 am EST March 3, 2006

NORTH WOODMERE, N.Y. -- A 75-year-old man was robbed and kidnapped Thursday while opening a Long Island synagogue for morning prayers, Nassau County police said.

The man was stuffed into the trunk of his car for about an hour until he was able to escape, police said.

The incident began at 5:50 a.m., when the man was preparing the Young Israel Synagogue in North Woodmere for the morning service, police said.

Police said the two masked robbers with guns demanded money from the man, who was not identified. The man told them he had no money, so they took his car and ATM card and put him in the trunk of the car.

The man said the robbers drove around for about an hour, making a couple of stops.

When the car stopped and the man didn't hear voices in the car anymore, he was able to pry open the trunk, escape and call police.
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Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:52 AM

b"H, he's okay-- though as of last night he and his family were still quite shaken.
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Posted 03 March 2006 - 10:03 AM

wow. and that's not exactly the neighborhood for these type of crimes either..
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Posted 03 March 2006 - 10:06 AM

I davened there once or twice, who'd of thought?
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Posted 03 March 2006 - 10:11 AM

Wow, scary! I hope the guy is okay. He must be physically fit if he could climb out of the trunk.
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#6 cholentpot

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 10:48 AM

Just goes to show you. Im glad the guy is alright.

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 10:58 AM

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#8 JeremyRuben

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 10:59 AM

I davened there once or twice, who'd of thought?

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#9 cholentpot

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 11:01 AM

goes to show you what?


That we live in a crazy place. Im not saying that there is any better places but that the world in general is going "sour". I mean a guy was shot and killed in crown heights and according to english newspapers it was a hate crime. This guy was kidnapped and we dont even have to get into what is going on in france.

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 11:17 AM

I mean a guy was shot and killed in crown heights and according to english newspapers it was a hate crime.

Actually, according to yesterday's NY Times it wasn't a hate crime.
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Posted 03 March 2006 - 11:31 AM

Actually, according to yesterday's NY Times it wasn't a hate crime.

Hay i never said it was just im saying that the english papers said that. Whats going on in france is a hate crime,the kidnapping is a hate crime. Its sad but its becoming more common.

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 11:33 AM

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 11:35 AM

Fine so why target a guy at a shul? maybe he was the only guy around,fine i get that but why put him in the trunk? Were they planning on selling him?

#14 Tova

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 11:37 AM

Remember the time of day...the area mentioned is residential and there aren't throngs of people roaming the streets at that hour.
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Posted 03 March 2006 - 11:38 AM

Remember the time of day...the area mentioned is residential and there aren't throngs of people roaming the streets at that hour.

if it was a busy spot then they would not have gone there as they would have for sure been caught. I guess you are right.

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 04:10 PM

I davened there once or twice, who'd of thought?

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 12:40 PM

Actually, according to yesterday's NY Times it wasn't a hate crime.


Well, if the NY Times said so...

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 02:02 PM

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 02:24 PM

I saw it on the news. How weird. Poor guy he is fine though. Now all his neighbors decided to keep pop trunk remotes in their cars just in case.
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Posted 05 March 2006 - 09:17 PM

that's really sick, i can't believe that happened in woodmere!
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