Teen girl kidnapped in front of mom in NYC found safe


BRONX, NYC (KRON) – A 16-year-old girl who was kidnapped by a group of men off a street in the Bronx in front of her own mother has been found safe and unharmed.

The kidnapping happened Monday at around 11:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Eagle Avenue near E. 156th Street, according to the New York Police Department.

The NYPD released surveillance video showing a man grabbing Karol Sanchez as she walked with her mom, then forcing her into a beige four-door sedan with two other men inside.

Sanchez’s mother is seen trying to fight back but is ultimately pushed away.

“WE HAVE A VICTORY TODAY !! Karol has been found !!! Thank you to all who have worked very hard to track down the people involved in this case !!!” the precinct said on Twitter.

According to police, Sanchez did not know her kidnappers.

The four suspects are described as four men in their 20s all wearing dark clothing.

Police have not yet released any further information on how they found her.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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