LUMBERTON, NC (WBTW) – The Lumberton Police Department and the FBI continue to search for 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar after she was abducted by a masked man Monday morning.
Aguilar was starting her aunt’s vehicle outside the home in the Rosewood Mobile Home Park ahead of going to school just before 7 a.m. Monday morning, according to police. A man wearing a yellow bandana over his face forced the young girl into the SUV and kidnapped her. Lumberton police say the vehicle is a stolen Green 2002 Ford Expedition with a South Carolina license plate NWS 984.
An AMBER Alert was issued just after 10 a.m. Monday for Aguilar. No strong description was given of the teen’s abductor.
The FBI says Lumberton police and North Carolina State Troopers hosted a roadblock Tuesday morning along Elizabethtown Road, just outside the Rosewood Mobile Home Park from where Aguilar was kidnapped.
FBI Public Affairs Specialist Shelley Lynch says the roadblock canvas targeted drivers who routinely travel the area and may have seen something that can help detectives located the missing teen. Drivers were shown a poster with pictures of Aguilar and a vehicle very similar to the one the kidnapper was last seen driving.
The 911 call to report Hania’s abduction was made by a neighbor when a relative ran over to get help,” a press release from the FBI says. The call came into the Robeson County Communications Center at 6:54 a.m. on Monday.
“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,” states this release. “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.”
The FBI and Lumberton Police Department will host a news conference Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.