Update: 2:51 p.m.
The 16-year-old girl who was abducted while walking with her mother on Monday night has reportedly returned home.
— Morena Basteiro (@morenabasteiro) December 17, 2019
CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
New York City police are offering a reward for information about the suspected abduction of 16-year-old Karol Sanchez, who was snatched into a car on Monday night while she was walking with her mother in the Bronx.
According to the New York Times, NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea said police are offering a $2,500 reward for information about Karol’s kidnapping.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, authorities issued an AMBER Alert on Tuesday for the missing teen, saying that she was in “imminent danger” of bodily harm or death. She is believed to have been taken by a group of three or four men in a beige-colored four-door sedan.
Police have not identified any of the suspects, described as dark-skinned males in their 20s. According to multiple reports, Karol does not know her abductors.
Surveillance video taken from the scene shows the men pushing the girl’s mother to the ground as she desperately tries to save her daughter from being taken into the car.
ALERT: NYPD looking for 16-year-old who was kidnapped Monday night while walking with her mother in the Bronx
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) December 17, 2019
Anyone with information is urged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted at the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.
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