The girl, Karol Sanchez, was with her 36-year-old mom walking on a sidewalk in the Bronx about a mile east of Yankee Stadium at 11:20 p.m. on Monday when a beige-colored four-door sedan pulled up, police said.
Two men grabbed the girl and shoved her into their car before driving away, grainy security video released by the NYPD showed.
But then at about 2:33 p.m. on Tuesday, the NYPD’s 40th Precinct announced that Sanchez had been found, tweeting: “WE HAVE A VICTORY TODAY !! Karol has been found !!! Thank you to all who have worked very hard to track down the people involved in this case !”
Investigators said the four men appeared to be in their 20s and were wearing dark-colored clothes.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio even joined the efforts to find Sanchez, urging the public to come forward with any information.
“To Karol Sanchez’s family and loved ones, know that the NYPD will not rest until she’s found — and her kidnappers are brought to justice,” he tweeted before she was found.
David K. Li