FBI to continue canvassing area where stolen SUV connected to NC girl’s kidnapping was found

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP/ FOX Carolina) — An Amber Alert is still in effect for a 13-year-old girl who was kidnapped form a mobile home park in North Carolina Monday morning.

Lumberton police Capt. Terry Parker tells news outlets that witnesses described a man with a yellow bandana over his face grabbing Hania Noleia Aguilar from a yard in the Rosewood Mobile Home Park just before 7 a.m. Monday.

Hania Noelia Aguilar is approximately 5 feet tall weighing 126 pounds. She has long black hair, brown eyes, and braces. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt with a flower pattern and blue jeans.

Parker says Aguilar was forced into a stolen green 2002 SUV with South Carolina license plates.

Police are looking for Aguilar and the stolen vehicle. 

The Amber Alert is still in effect as of Tuesday, Nov. 6th. Authorities are still seeking the public’s help in finding Hania, and the vehicle she was abducted in.

The 911 call to report Hania’s abduction was made by a neighbor when a relative ran over to get help.  The call came in to the Robeson County Communications Center at 6:54 in the morning on November 5, 2018.

A female caller speaking Spanish was on the line, the Robeson County dispatcher quickly requested a Spanish translator to join the call. 

Initial reports during the 911 described the abductor as a black male.  During follow-up interviews, investigators determined the witness had not seen the race of the abductor because he was wearing all black, including long sleeves, and a yellow bandana over his face. 

The information was transferred to the Lumberton Police Department who received the call at 6:58 a.m.

On Wednesday November 11, the FBI released new surveillance video showing the SUV speeding away from the Rosewood Mobile Home Park and turning left onto Highway 41/Elizabethtown Road in Lumberton.

On Thursday, the FBI said the stolen SUV being sought in the case had been found in Lumberton. The vehicle was found off Quincey Drive but the search for Hania is ongoing.

On Thursday afternoon, FBI agents released another piece of surveillance video showing a person walking near the Rosewood Mobile Home Park. Per a news release, the video shows what appears to be a man wearing light colored shoes, a light-colored shirt, and a hoodie walking south on Lambert Street, then turning North on Highway 41/Elizabethtown Highway towards the Rosewood Mobile Home Park. 

“Several vehicles were seen on the video driving by, if you saw the individual on the morning on November 5 or know this man, please contact our tip line at 910-272-5871 with any information. If you are this individual, please call the tip line and speak with investigators, your assistance may help in locating Hania,” FBI agents said in the news release.

Saturday, investigators continue to canvas the area near where the stolen SUV was found. They will be speaking with home and business owners in the area  to see if they have any surveillance video that may provide some answers. 

The FBI says it is working to figure out how and when the SUV made it to the field on Quincey Drive. 

“Go take a look around your property and inside sheds or outbuildings.  You know your property best.  Call our tip line immediately if you see anything unusual or out of place,” Chief Michael McNeill urged the residents of the area. 

Investigators are joined by specially trained searchers with the N.C. Emergency Management Office who will search areas that are not private property

The FBI asks anyone with video surveillance systems in the area to call 910-272-5871.

The Lumberton Police Department has set up a special tip line to call if you have information to help investigators find Hania at 910-272-5871. 

Source: https://www.foxcarolina.com/news/fbi-to-continue-canvassing-area-where-stolen-suv-connected-to/article_e03011c8-dd11-5da3-b6b5-6588fcabba9c.html