Karol Sanchez, a missing teen from New York, has been found safe and unharmed. The NYPD has not given more information about the case.
However, sources close to law enforcement say she was found near her home on Eagle Ave. She was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
Karol Sanchez, a 16-year-old Bronx girl, now has an entire community mobilized and praying for her to be found safe after she was kidnapped right in front of her mother.
The New York City Police Department shared several videos showing the kidnapping of the teenager as she was walking with her mother on Eagle Avenue in the Bronx in New York on Monday night.
In the grainy disturbing surveillance footage, the pair could be seen on the sidewalk with the mother holding an umbrella. Two men got out of a beige four-door sedan and ran towards the teenager and her 36-year-old mother.
The criminals grabbed Sanchez and dragged her back in the car, where two other men were waiting. The videos confirmed that the mother tried to the best of her abilities to fend off the kidnappers, but she was knocked down to the ground.
The car sped off, and it was last seen heading east on East 156th Street. Even though the police had the video showing the abduction, it took them over 12 hours to issue an Amber Alert for the missing teen.
In a statement issued by the authorities, it was revealed that they do not believe Sanchez knows the four men who orchestrated her kidnapping.
The authorities have released a description of Sanchez, who is 5’5″ tall and weighs 150 lbs. The young lady has short black hair and brown eyes.
The night she went missing, she was wearing a dark blue short jacket, a simple white sweater, blue jeans, and black sneakers. The suspects are described as males, in their 20s, with dark complexions.
Anyone with information about Sanchez’s whereabouts is urged to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or (888) 57-PISTA (or 74782).
Many have taken to social media, including Instagram and Reddit, seeking updates on the missing teen and offering their prayers to her family.
A few are pointing fingers left and right, while others are bashing the police for waiting several hours to issue the amber alert.
A person reached out to the distraught mother saying: “God!!! I can’t imagine what this mother is going through!!! I am not religious, but please, god, please bring this baby home to her mother!!! Please protect her till she is brought home!!!!!”
This conservative woman had an interesting theory: “Please, God, find this baby! Listen, all of you Human Trafficking is a real thing! Organ harvesting and illegal immigration are huge, contributing factors to trafficking. Secure the border. 🇺🇸”
The comment sparked a heated debate with this response: “The people are already in this country, and some people abducting in this country aren’t JUST MEXICAN. Let us focus on what’s happening in the US as a whole and stop finger-pointing at the border and claiming that to be our only source of the problem. Ppl in the US are doing this.”
An Instagrammer had this to add: “Yo wtf ?! Smfh, so you ain’t safe even if you walking with somebody ?! Yo mama at that. This is how America will introduce for us to accept the chip into our kids..”
It seems that more information will come out soon about the people behind the whole thing.