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16-year-old New York girl found safe following Amber Alert

Posted at 11:44 AM, Dec 17, 2019

NEW YORK — A 16-year-old girl was found safe Tuesday afternoon after an Amber Alert was issued for her abduction.

Police issued an Amber Alert Tuesday morning for a missing New York teen seen on video being dragged into a car by a group of men while walking with her mother in the Bronx on Monday night. Police confirmed the news on Twitter.

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 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.

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

This story was originally published by Mark Sundstrom on WPIX.