Stolen SUV used to kidnap NC teen found, girl still missing
LUMBERTON, NC (WCTI) — The stolen SUV used in the kidnapping of Hania Aguilar was found just before 8:00 a.m. on Thursday off Quincey Drive in Lumberton, according to the FBI.
The FBI's Evidence Response Team is processing the vehicle. Despite finding the vehicle, the search for Hania continues.
Officials are urging residents or anyone who owns a business with a surveillance camera system on or around Quincey Drive to please call the tip line at (910) 272-5871.
The Lumberton Police Department and the FBI uncovered a photo of the SUV wanted in connection with the kidnapping of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar.
The stolen SUV was spotted on a surveillance camera in Lumberton. Investigators have been collecting and analyzing surveillance video since Hania was taken from her home on Nov. 5. The image was captured near her home minutes after the kidnapping.
Hania was outside her home at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park located at 3525 Elizabethtown Road, Lumberton, North Carolina on Nov. 5, just before 7:00 a.m. She was waiting on the rest of her family to come outside and drive to school. A witness saw a male subject dressed in all black and wearing a yellow bandana force Hania into a relative’s vehicle that was parked in the driveway.
The vehicle is a green, 2002/2003 Ford Expedition with South Carolina license plate NWS-984. The paint on the hood is peeling and there is a Clemson sticker on the rear window. An Amber Alert was issued.
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 a.m. on Nov. 5. 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 call 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.
The vehicle below is similar to the vehicle parked in the victim’s driveway which was stolen by the suspect and used to abduct Hania.