PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A man snatched a 9-year-old girl in Rhode Island moments after she got off a school bus, video shows.
The girl was seen walking home Monday afternoon in Providence when Luis Martinez-Romero, 34, climbed out of an SUV and ran up to her from behind, WBZ-TV reported.
Surveillance footage then showed the stranger, who was wearing a face mask, grab the girl, and carry her back to his vehicle before driving off.
The girl was returned about an hour later to the same area, police said.
Martinez-Romero was arrested late Tuesday on charges, which include the kidnapping of a minor and sexual assault, the news organization reported.
He made a court appearance Wednesday when he was ordered to be held without bail, WPRI reported.
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“This dangerous individual has been removed from the streets of our city due to the swift and vigilant work of our officers who worked tirelessly on this case,” police said.