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16-year-old girl possibly kidnapped in the Bronx, police say

Posted at 8:09 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 10:30:54-05

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Police said they're looking for a teenage girl who may have been kidnapped Monday night while walking with her mother in the Bronx.

According to the NYPD, it was around 11:20 p.m. when 16-year-old Karol Sanchez was walking with her mom on Eagle Avenue, near East 156th Street in the Melrose section of the Bronx.

The mother and daughter were approached by a beige-colored four-door sedan that then stopped next to them, police said. Two unidentified men got out of the car, grabbed the teen girl and dragged her inside the vehicle, officials said.

The men pushed the girl's mother to the ground before getting in the car, along with two other identified men, and driving off, heading eastbound on East 156th Street, police said.

The NYPD said it is not known currently if the victim knew the four men.

The mother, left at the scene, was not injured and refused medical attention, according to authorities.

Karol Sanchez is described as standing about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing about 150 lbs., with short black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark-blue short jacket, white sweater, blue jeans, and black sneakers, police said.

The individuals wanted for questioning are described by the NYPD as four adult men in their 20s, all wearing dark clothing.

The NYPD has released the above photos of the victim, as well as surveillance footage of the incident and photos of the vehicle sought.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

This story was originally published by Mark Sundstrom at WPIX.