Child kidnapped along with stolen car found safe in East New York

Safe and sound: Six-year-old Ronald Mowatt is escorted into the precinct house after being found by the NYPD.
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Cops located a missing Six-year-old boy who vanished along with a stolen car in Canarsie on Monday.

Rondald Mowatt was in the backseat of a white Acura parked on Avenue L near E. 96th Street at 1:15 pm, when a thief sat down in the driver’s seat and drove off with both the SUV and the youngster, according to police.

Investigators found the youngster safe and sound in East New York at 3 pm, still in the backseat of the stolen vehicle, which was also recovered, cops said.

The suspect remains at large, and the investigation is ongoing, according to police.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect up to a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Ben Verde at (718) 260–2525 or by e-mail at Follow him on Twitter @verde_nyc.
Updated 2:12 pm, October 15, 2019
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