Dozens Of Lakewood Volunteers Join Hundreds In NY In Desperate Search Of 9 Year Old Boy

leiby walking cctvURGENT: [PHOTOS] [UPDATES BELOW] Dozens of Lakewood residents are reportedly headed to Boro Park today to join thousands in the now desperate search of a 9-year-old Brooklyn boy who went missing yesterday afternoon. The boy, Leiby Kletzky, was last seen at about 5:00 PM yesterday after leaving camp, but never returned home.

Hundreds from NY Shomrim, Hatzolah, Chaveirim and the NYPD have been searching through the night, and with the weather conditions, the search is becoming more desperate by the hour.

leiby_2Members from Lakewood’s LCSW, First Aid members, Chaveirim and other residents will soon be on their way to NY, TLS has learned.

If you are available to assist, please proceed to the Shomrim Command Center on 15th Avenue and 57th Street in Boro Park.

NY Assemblyman Dov Hikind has put up a $5,000 reward for information leading to the return of the boy.

Please take a moment to Daven for the safe return of Yehudah Ben Ita Esther. TLS.

UPDATE 2:00 PM. The reward now stands at $45,000.
UPDATE 2:45 PM. The reward now stands at $100,000.
UPDATE 4:35 PM. The search is intensifying by the hour, but a sign of Leiby is yet to be seen.
UPDATE 6:40 PM. The latest photo was taken from CCTV showing Leiby yesterday at about 5:05 OM walking in the area of 44th Street and 14th Avenue.

See UPDATED CBS report below. (Please note: Video contains women not dressed according to Frum standards).
Also see video surveillance of Leiby seen on 18th Avenue and 44th Street Monday afternoon, shortly after going missing.

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  1. I saw this story last night on the news, my heart goes out to the family. I pray that he will be found safe and sound and to be reunited with his family. i’ll say 46-51

  2. As a side note, it is nice to finally hear a news report that portrays the Frum community in a positive way. It is of course sad that it takes a situation such as this, for the media to notice all the charity and goodness that goes on by us.

  3. I read that he was supposed to meet his mother at 5:00pm after camp why did’nt the mother go pick him up? or why did’nt they meet half way. I pray that they will find him, and i will pray that all those looking for him are safe in this heat. I’ll say 76-81

    (i love seeing posts of who will recite which verse.)

    -=i hope this young boy is safe=-

  5. There is never enough people. I sure what was searched will have to be gone over again. and in this weather people should take breaks and have others start. PLEASE!! find him!

  6. to #25 you are so right, I agree, an amber alert would have be the smart thing to do. pray for everyone, keep every one safe during this hot weather, pray for the young child and his family, 95-100

  7. I closed my shop and I am heading to brooklyn am almost there already to help with the search , its a gevaldiga achrious to help out now, time is running out every minute counts now

  8. According to Kol Mivasser news Police are now working on 2 tips and are suspicious of foul play. As of now volunteers are still being sent out. PLEASE PLEASE DAVEN!

  9. pray for this little boy, may hashem be with him and guide him back to his family. pray for everyone who is looking for him, keep them safe. and pray for his family. 56-61

  10. check all elevators in boro park sometimes people get stuck in broken elevators there was a story in manhattan a few years ago where a man spent 3 days in a broken elevator also check all basements and storage rooms in apartment buildings and storage rooms

  11. Please also have in mind Gilad ben Aviva he is also one of our precious kids missing for years & we have no way to search for him.
    Please be mispalel he too should come home alive & well ASAP. Hashem Yerachem.

  12. How about machsom Lpi watching not to say loshon Hora & raging
    around the clock we can divide it I am taking from 5to 7 pm.
    Any one willing to join let it be a zechus for Yehuda Ben Ita Esther
    Just write it here and I will let you know were we are up to.

  13. 5:05PM EST (Tuesday): Highly credible sources tell YWN that 9-year-old Leiby Kletzky has been spotted on CCTV footage walking on 44th Street in the area of 14th Avenue, after 5:00PM on Monday evening. We are also being told that there may be additional footage with Leiby in it. NYPD Detectives are in possession of the footage.

    Based on this latest development, Shomrim Coordinators have decided to leave the Mobile Command Center at the current location of 15th Avenue and 57th Street.

    Additionally, there are many false rumors going around. They are nothing more than that: False rumors.

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