Girl, 16, kidnapped off NYC street in front of mom has been found

A 16-year-old girl, snatched off a New York City sidewalk, was found safe on Tuesday, police said.

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 !"

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People pause and place a candle at a make-shift memorial for Tessa Majors inside the Barnard campus, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in New York. Majors, a 18-year-old Barnard College freshman from Virginia, was fatally stabbed in a park near the school's campus in New York City. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A New York City police department detective use a flashlight to look for evidence in Morningside Park, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Tessa Majors, a 18-year-old Barnard College freshman from Virginia, was fatally stabbed in the park near the school's campus in New York City. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A reporter does a standup next to a make-shift memorial for Tessa Majors alongside Morningside Park, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Manhattan's Upper West Side,. Majors, a 18-year-old Barnard College freshman from Virginia, was fatally stabbed in a park near the school's campus in New York City. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A woman walks past a make-shift memorial for Tessa Majors inside the Barnard College campus, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in New York. Majors, a 18-year-old Barnard College freshman from Virginia, was fatally stabbed in a park near the school's campus in New York City. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A New York City Police Dept. Crime Scene Unit and officers assemble at an entrance to Morningside Park along Manhattan's Upper West Side, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in New York. An 18-year-old Barnard College freshman, identified as Tessa Majors, has been fatally stabbed during an armed robbery in the park, sending shock waves through the college and wider Columbia University community. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Law enforcement officers search Morningside Park along Manhattan's Upper West Side, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in New York. An 18-year-old Barnard College freshman, identified as Tessa Majors, has been fatally stabbed during an armed robbery in the park, sending shock waves through the college and wider Columbia University community. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
New York City Police Dept. officers work a crime scene in Morningside Park along Manhattan's Upper West Side, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in New York. An 18-year-old Barnard College freshman, identified as Tessa Majors, has been fatally stabbed during an armed robbery in the park, sending shock waves through the college and wider Columbia University community. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Law enforcement officers search Morningside Park along Manhattan's Upper West Side, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in New York. An 18-year-old Barnard College freshman, identified as Tessa Majors, has been fatally stabbed during an armed robbery in the park, sending shock waves through the college and wider Columbia University community. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Police tape cordons off an entrance to Morningside Park along Manhattan's Upper West Side, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in New York. An 18-year-old Barnard College freshman, identified as Tessa Majors, has been fatally stabbed during an armed robbery in the park, sending shock waves through the college and wider Columbia University community. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: A person stands over flowers laid near the entrance of Barnard College on December 12, 2019 in New York City. Eighteen-year-old Barnard College student Tessa Majors was reportedly stabbed to death nearby in Morningside Park on Wednesday evening during an armed robbery. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: A sign for Barnard College is seen on December 12, 2019 in New York City. Eighteen-year-old Barnard College student Tessa Majors was reportedly stabbed to death nearby in Morningside Park on Wednesday evening during an armed robbery. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: A sign advertising a reward for information regarding a homicide is posted at the entrance of Morningside Park on December 12, 2019 in New York City. Eighteen-year-old Barnard College student Tessa Majors was reportedly stabbed to death in the park on Wednesday evening during an armed robbery. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: An NYPD officer patrols the entrance to Morningside Park on December 12, 2019 in New York City. Eighteen-year-old Barnard College student Tessa Majors was reportedly stabbed to death in the park on Wednesday evening during an armed robbery. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)
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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.

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