AMBER Alert: Chilling video captures group of men snatch teen girl in front of her mother, force her into a car

Update: 11:09 a.m.

Authorities in New York have issued an AMBER Alert for 16-year-old Karol Sanchez, who was snatched into a car while walking with her mother on Monday night. According to the alert, Karol may be in  “imminent danger of serious bodily harm and/or death.”

Police are searching for a beige, four-door sedan seen in grainy surveillance video taken from the scene of the abduction. Authorities believe at least three men were in the vehicle. One of the men pushed Karol’s mother to the ground as she fought to save her daughter from being pulled into the car.

Karol Sanchez is described as 5’5″ tall, 150 lbs. with short black hair and brown eyes. When last seen she was wearing a  short blue jacket over white sweater, blue jeans and black sneakers. As previously reported, Karol does not know her abductors, described as dark-skinned adult males in their 20s.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

ORIGINAL STORY:

Police in New York City are looking for a group of men who are believed to have kidnapped a 16-year-old girl while she was walking with her mother in the Bronx on Monday night.

WABC reports that 16-year-old Karol Sanchez was with her mother in the Melrose section of the borough on Monday night when a group of men in a four-door sedan approached them, and one of the men grabbed the teen girl and pulled her into the car.

Surveillance video captured the violent abduction as Karol’s mother tried to fight and stop the men from taking the girl, but was pushed away before the car sped off.

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Karol Sanchez is described as 5’5″ tall, 150 lbs. with short black hair and brown eyes. When last seen she was wearing a  short blue jacket over white sweater, blue jeans and black sneakers.

Karol does not know her abductors, according to the report.

Police are also looking for the four men in the car, who are described as males in their 20s with dark complexions. All four were reportedly wearing dark clothing when Karol was kidnapped.

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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