The boyfriend of a 16-year-old girl who was seen on surveillance footage being snatched into a car while she was walking in the Bronx with her mother allegedly helped the teen stage her own kidnapping, according to multiple reports. And on Tuesday afternoon, the missing girl’s family reportedly received a mysterious phone call.
According to News 12, sources have said Karol Sanchez’s boyfriend helped stage the Monday night kidnapping that led to an AMBER Alert on Wednesday. Sources told the news station that friends of the boyfriend are the men who took the teen into a car as her mother tried to fight them off, but was pushed to the ground.
Sources who spoke to News 12 reportedly said that the teen spent Monday night at her boyfriend’s house before she reappeared in the Bronx on Tuesday afternoon, when witnesses say they saw her approach a police cruiser. The teen was then taken in for questioning, and allegedly confessed to orchestrating her own kidnapping.
According to the most recent information, police have not yet filed charges against anyone involved, including Sanchez. As the News 12 report notes, police have not confirmed that the event was staged.
The New York Post reports that sources said an unknown man called Sanchez’s family on Tuesday afternoon, saying, “we got the wrong girl.”
It is not known if anyone believed to be connected to the alleged kidnapping hoax placed the call.
This is a developing story and all information is preliminary. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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