The New York Post reports: “Cops have finally zeroed in on several possible suspects in the fatal shooting of beloved Second Avenue Deli owner Abe Lebewohl in 1996. Authorities said that development — along with a whopping $130,000 reward — could soon solve the baffling slay case. ‘There are people I have been looking at — there are persons of interest,” NYPD Detective Jimmy Piccione said yesterday.'”
Lebewohl was shot and killed on the morning of March 4, 1996 outside the NatWest Bank on East 4th Street. Police believe the suspects, at least two men, stole around $10,000, forcing Lebewohl into the back of his van and then fleeing after driving for just about one block.