Reward Offered For Info On 2009 Slaying

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Police are turning to the public in their search for the murderers of a Brighton Beach business owner after nearly a year of dead ends.

Brighton Bazaar owner Vlad Tolstykh, 35, was assaulted by two men wielding a hammer and a hand axe at a parking garage on Brighton 11th Street in March 2009. He was beaten and robbed of two watches and an unknown amount of cash. Video caught the suspects walking into the garage and attacking Tolstykh, but police haven’t been able to get enough information to identify the suspects.

A total reward of $32,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest, with $20,000 being ponied up by Tolstykh’s family.

Anyone with information about the case is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, by texting TIP577 to CRIMES, or by going to NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

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