UPDATE 12/17/2019 2:56pm: Karol Sanchez has been FOUND.
Yesterday, 16 year old Karol Sanchez was abducted right in front of her mother on Eagle Avenue and E 156th Street in the Melrose section of The Bronx.
According to reports, at around 11:20PM, the pair were approached by a 4 door sedan where two men jumped out and grabbed 16 year old Karol and dragged her into the car and the knocked the mother to the ground before fleeing along E 156th Street.
An Amber Alert was issued for Karol this morning, almost 12 hours after the incident happened which leaves us scratching our heads as to why it took so long for the alert to go out?
Clearly this was a criminal act and kidnapping as we saw the video. We also know that the purpose of the Amber Alert is to not waste precious time when children are kidnapped and there’s credible evidence that they are in imminent danger of bodily harm and or death.
Once she’s found, we’re hoping we can investigate as to why it took so long for the alert to be issued.
Sanchez is 16 years old, 5 foot 8 and weighs approximately 150lbs. She was wearing a blue bubble jacket, white undershirt, blue jeans, black sneakers, and a white backpack at the time of her abduction according to the Amber Alert issued earlier today.
If you see her or know of her whereabouts, contact 911, 1-866-NYS-AMBER (1-866-697-2623), or NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477(TIPS).