Police are searching for a group of men who kidnapped a teenage girl off a street in the Melrose section of the Bronx. It happened late Monday night in the 700 block of Eagle Avenue. Surveillance video released by the NYPD shows one man grabbing 16-year-old Karol Sanchez as she walked with her mom. Her mom tries to fight back but is pushed away as Sanchez is forced into a beige four-door sedan with two other men inside. The car then drives off, fleeing east on East 156th Street. Investigators say Sanchez did not know her kidnappers. An urgent search for the teen is now underway. Sanchez is described as 5’5″ tall, 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
Anyone who may have any information concerning Sanchez’s whereabouts is urged to called NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). Spanish speaking individuals should call (888) 57-PISTA (or 74782).