NYC police, acting through Interpol, asked police in Belgium and Israel yesterday to be on the lookout for a diamond broker who vanished last week while carrying possibly as much as $1 million worth of gems, and a diamond cutter who reportedly disappeared Sunday, also possibly with a quantity of diamonds. (Actually the former was packed in a box in his office and the later was sleeping in his wife’s car in Queens).
Mr. Tal was last seen by his wife when he left their Plainview LI home Sunday morning to drive to his office on West 47th Street.
Mr. J was last seen about 5:30pm on September 20th in the Diamond Dealers Club on West 47th. He told another member that he had one more appointment before heading home to Flatbush. That meeting was apparently with Mr. Tal.
excerpt from NYT 9/28/77