A 13-year-old girl was kidnapped from the front yard of her own home in North Carolina Monday by a man wearing a bandana over his face and now police are seeking the public's help in finding her.
Hania Noleia Aguilar, an 8th grader, was abducted just before 7 a.m. outside her home at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park in Lumberton, North Carolina, according to local police. The kidnapping happened before Aguilar’s family was about to bring her to school.
A witness said they saw a man dressed in all black with a yellow bandana over his face force Aguilar into a car. That car has been described as a green 2002 Ford Expedition SUV with a South Carolina license plate number, NWS984. The car has paint peeling from the hood and a Clemson sticker on the back window, according to police.
Aguilar is being described as being 5 feet tall, weighing about 126 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last wearing a blue shirt with flowers, paired with blue jeans.
Her family is urging whoever took Aguilar to return her to safety.
"I want for him to remember that he is a son, he has a mother, probably sisters," family member Maria Bonilla said at a press conference, according to WTVD in Raleigh. "For him to have a heart. To put his hand on his heart and think about his family, if someone would take his mother, sisters or a member of his own family. That's all."
An Amber Alert has been issued and the FBI is assisting with the investigation.
"Our main concern right now is getting this young lady back to her family," Lumberton Police Department Chief Michael McNeill said during a news conference.
Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or a special tip line established for the kidnapping at 910-272-5871.
[Photo: Lumberton Police Department]
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