Isaac Kadare’s store at 1877 86th St., where he was killed last Thursday, and Mohammed Gebeli’s shop at 7718 Fifth Ave., where he was found dead July 6, both have addresses using the same three numbers — a fact that has workers shaken.
“That’s really scary,” said Citlali Amigon, 29, who manages the Panaderia La Autentica bakery at 1878 86th St.
“It’s frightening. I’m really worried. . . . I tell my boss, ‘Maybe I’m next,’ God forbid,” said Jamie Hazim, 55, who manages the Designs Plus Furniture Showroom across the street from Kadare’s store at 1874 86th St.
“We have a close number to the addresses he has targeted. I wonder what the numbers mean to him,” she said.
But detectives, while not ruling out the numerology theory, pointed out other links: Both targeted shops lacked surveillance cameras and were hit at closing time when the shopkeepers were alone.