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Young man and woman not suspects, but may have info

Mystery couple made 911 call after finding murdered Hurst shopkeeper

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The mystery couple police say know the identity of man who gunned down two Southern Brooklyn shopkeepers is the pair that found Isaac Kadare’s blood-soaked body inside his 86th Street 99-cent store last Thursday, a police source told Brooklyn Daily.

The insider said that the young man and woman phoned 911 at 8:45 pm on Aug. 2 after entering Amazing 99-Cent and Up Deals near 19th Avenue in Bensonhurst and finding Kadare, 59, dead of a gunshot to the head and stab wounds to the neck.

“They’re the ones who found him lying there,” the source said.

Police have linked the Kadare murder to the July 6 murder of Mohamed Gebeli, 65, the owner of Valentino Fashion on Fifth Avenue between 77th and 78th streets in Bay Ridge. The same .22 caliber handgun was used to shoot both men, investigators said.

Kadare’s 18-year-old son told reporters that his father was killed for $900 in rent money he had collected from a tenant in his building.

But Kadare never installed any surveillance equipment in his store, so it’s unknown what happened in the shop in the moments before he was killed.

Investigators have suggested that race might have been a motive, since both victims were from Egypt.

But cops also said it was possible that the killer — described as a 5-foot-nine Hispanic wearing dark sunglasses — may have a psychotic obsession with numbers, noting that Kadare’s store was at 1877 86th Street while Gebeli’s address is quite similar: 7718 Fifth Avenue.

Anyone with information about the crime should call the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577–8477 or visit the CrimeStoppers website at All tips will be kept confidential.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at (718) 260–4507 or e-mail him at Follow him on Twitter at

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shay from bensonhurst says:
Derp! It doesn't take a forensic investigator to say that you shouldn't make public your 2 main identifiers of a possibly serial criminal

1. connection between the numbers 187

2. method in which the body was covered

way to go NYPD, top notch work...p.s. the sketch looks like that of every other black and or hispanic criminal suspect on an NYC wanted poster. In fact, it looks too close to the one on the Copshot poster...maybe you should hire a new sketch artist!
Aug. 8, 2012, 5:24 pm
cookie from ridge/dyker heights says:
im really curious as to how they determined its a hispanic male? when in bay ridge there are so many young men of middle eastern descent that could past for hispanic..

did someone hear the assailant actually speak spanish?

as as hispanic woman who lives in bay just saying
Aug. 14, 2012, 3:26 pm
s from si says:
Weird. In si someone posed as a gov't official ...walked into a place looked around and left. No paperwork words. The kid that works there said he had an id on his belt, but he didn't get a good look. He did say that the guy looked arab or indian. He walked in...said he was dept of finance...walked to the back and then walked out. Wonder if it's some guy posing as an official...scoping the place for cameras and the plotting. Idk. Im paranoid.
Aug. 14, 2012, 10:35 pm

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