LUMBERTON, N.C. An amber alert was issued after a 13-year-old girl was kidnapped in Lumberton on Monday morning.
The Lumberton Police Department said a man grabbed the Hispanic teenager while waiting for a school bus outside their home in Rosewood Mobile Home Park.
The police said the man forced the victim identified as Hania Noelia Aguilar into a 2002 green Ford expedition.
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Detectives told WRAL that the vehicle was registered at Velasquez Hernandez in Summerville, South Carolina. The SUV was last left with the day South Carolina (NWS-984) from the mobile home.
Witnesses could only describe the suspect when he said he had a yellow headscarf over his face.
"Hania, we pray for you," said family friend Maria Bonilla. "I pray hard that you come home."
The police turned to the community and stopped cars coming and asking questions.
"All her friends at school cried and waited for her to come home," Bonilla said.
Neighbor Richie Chavis said Noelia was a friendly kid who would wave and smile.
He often saw her waiting for the school bus.
"That's just wrong," said Chavis. "Wrong in many ways."
The Lumberton Police Department has issued a special notice to obtain information about Aguilar. The top line number is 910-272-5871.
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