(UPDATED) Bronx toddler allegedly kidnapped by aunt

Ladavion Brooks, 3, was allegedly kidnapped by his aunt on Saturday, the NYPD reported. Credit: NYPD
Ladavion Brooks, 3, was allegedly kidnapped by his aunt on Saturday, the NYPD reported. Credit: NYPD

UPDATE: Ladavion Brooks, the Bronx three-year-old allegedly kidnapped Saturday evening, has been found safe and sound, police reported.

Cops say the suspect in his kidnapping, his biological aunt, is still at large.


Metro’s original story is below.

A Bronx toddler was allegedly kidnapped by his aunt on Saturday, police reported.

Ladavion Brooks, 3, was allegedly taken from his stroller in front of his home while in his grandmother’s care on Saturday evening around 5 p.m., cops said. Police said he is about three feet tall, weighs 30 pounds, and was last seen wearing dark blue sneakers, blue pants, a black shirt and a blue hat.

The suspect is believed to be the boy’s biological aunt, 25-year-old Geraldine Brooks. Cops said she was wearing a white shirt and black pants when she was last seen.

The boy's aunt, Geraldine Brooks, is believed to be the alleged kidnapper, according to police reports. Credit: NYPD
The boy’s aunt, Geraldine Brooks, is believed to be the alleged kidnapper, according to police reports. Credit: NYPD

The NYPD urges anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the boy or his alleged kidnapper call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). All calls are confidential.


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