Babysitter kidnaps 6-year-old autistic boy in Brooklyn
A babysitter kidnapped a 6-year-old autistic Brooklyn boy over the weekend, police said early Monday.
Cops converged on a home on Madison St. near Patchen Ave. in Brownsville on Sunday after getting a call at about 4:15 p.m. that Devin Monroe, his babysitter and the mom’s car had vanished.
Devin’s 38-year-old mother, who sources identified as Dorothy Johnson, told police she met her friend, Emmauel Kolajo, 39, outside a Madison St. home around 6 a.m. Saturday.
Johnson and Devin live at the Bay Family Center, a shelter on Emmons Ave. near Coyle St. in Sheepshead Bay.
The mom left Devin and her car — a black 2002 Hyundai Elantra — with Kolajo, and then went to Pennsylvania for the day, police sources said.
When she returned late Saturday, Kolajo told her where her car was parked, and suggested she come back in the morning because the boy was fast asleep, Johnson told investigators.
The mom returned the next day, and couldn’t find her son, her car or Kolajo.
Cops are looking for 39-year-old babysitter Emmauel Kolajo, who’s described as 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds.
Police released a photo of Kolajo early Monday, describing him as black, 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a black wig, a black jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers.
Cops also released a photo of Devin, who’s 3-foot-1, with a medium complexion and black hair. He was wearing a burgundy hooded sweatshirt, a gray vest, blue pants and blue sneakers.
On Sunday night, the boy’s mom sat outside the stoop of the Madison St. home, weeping as a neighbor hugged and consoled her.
A man believed to be the boy’s father showed up at about 8:30 p.m., and the mom wailed, “He’s missing! He’s missing!”
Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are confidential.
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