One of the brothers, who doesn’t want to be identified by name, is credited for having a sharp eye, and noticed the vehicle
Brooklyn, NY - While Police Commissioner Raymond Kelley publicly credited Shomrim for locating the gold car that was used to lure Leibby Kletzky HY’D to his death, according to Yiddish weekly newspaper ‘Der Yid’, it was a pair of Flatbush yeshiva bochurim who spotted the car and provided Shomrim with the license plate number of the vehicle. The two young men, who are brothers, joined the search after watching video of the missing boy being lured into a car on Vos Iz Neias. according to their account.
As the pair drove around Flatbush, they noticed a car that fit the description parked on East 3rd Street. Taking pictures and video of the car, they parked further down the one way street, deciding to watch for any passing cars that might match the appearance of the vehicle they had seen on Vos Iz Neias. During that time, the gold car they had photographed never passed their vehicle.
The pair drove to East 2nd Street, between Cortelyou Road and Avenue C and the same vehicle they had first seen on East 3rd Street was now parked on East 2nd Street. Wondering how the car had gotten there without having passed them on East 3rd Street they decided paid closer attention, noticing a man wearing a cap who not only appeared to be nervous but also resembled the man they had seen on the video of Leibby’s disappearance.
As the man entered a house, the brothers debated what to do. Driving past the house again, they noted that the gold Honda that had first been parked on East 3rd and then on East 2nd was now nowhere to be found. A call to Shomrim couldn’t confirm that the vehicle in question was a Honda and, discouraged, the two decided to return home.
As they looked for parking on their block, the two saw a member of Shomrim and several reporters from Der Yid. Approaching the group, the brothers showed them the video of the car on they had taken on East 2nd Street. The license plate number was called into Shomrim at 1:42 AM and just a short time later, the police arrived at Levi Aron’s house where the gruesome discovery was made.