Two children visiting NYC who were abducted from their relative's home in Brooklyn yesterday were found by the NYPD and members of the Hasidic Shomrim Patrol. The two 4-year-olds, a boy and a girl, were reported missing from their relative's apartment on 51st Street at around 4 p.m. Saturday. About an hour later, they were discovered thanks to the patrol, as you can see in the dashcam videos below.
The children, who were visiting from Israel and Switzerland for the Passover holidays, were returned safely. The suspect, 46-year-old Karen (Keren) Cohen, told police she had started talking to the kids while passing their apartment and they had asked to be taken to a nearby park. She has been charged with criminal trespassing and endangering the welfare of a child.
Last week, five members associated with the Williamsburg Safety Patrol Unit were arrested in connection with the beating of a gay black man in Williamsburg last December.