UPDATE: Karol Sanchez, 16, the teen girl who was out walking with her mother Monday night when it appears in surveillance camera footage that she was abducted by a group of men, has been reunited with her family, authorities confirmed.
According to ABC7NY.com, the teen reportedly walked to a relative’s apartment in the Bronx. She met with police officers and is now on her way to the 40th Precinct.
No other details have been released.
Two men grabbed a 16-year-old girl off of a New York City sidewalk Monday night, knocked her 36-year-old mother to the ground, and sped off, in an apparent abduction that was captured by surveillance cameras.
At approximately 11:20 p.m., Karol Sanchez, 16, was walking with her mother along Eagle Avenue near East 156th Street, about one mile east of Yankee Stadium, when a beige-colored four-door sedan approached, NBC News reports.
According to an NYPD statement, “Two unknown males exited the vehicle, grabbed the 16-year-old female, and dragged her inside the vehicle while pushing the victim’s mother to the ground.”
The statement continued, “The vehicle, also occupied by two additional unknown males, then fled east bound. The mother, left at the scene, was not injured and refused medical attention.”
All four of the men appeared to be in their 20s, according to authorities.
The NYPD 40th Precinct tweeted the surveillance video of the abduction, which shows the brief struggle between Karol, her mother, and the assailants.
Sanchez is described as 5-foot-5, 150 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark blue, short bubble jacket, white sweater, blue jeans and black sneakers.
New York State Police is urging anyone with information to call 1-866-NYS-AMBER (1-866-697-2623) or the NYPD at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. Additionally, you can tweet @NYPDTips, text 274637, or submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website.