Hania Noelia Aguilar's mother says her daughter is not a girl who would run away with someone.

LUMBERTON — Days since the kidnapping of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar from her front yard, community members still keep hope that she will be found.

“It breaks my heart to stand here five days after Hania’s been kidnapped and missing and to not have her back home,” said Michael McNeill, chief of Lumberton Police Department at Friday's press conference.

A $15,000 reward already established by the FBI this week grew again Friday as Gov. Roy Cooper offered an additional $5,000 for information about Hania.

Business owners in this city of less than 20,000 people — the county seat of Robeson — posted reward fliers with Hania's picture in their store windows.

Friends of the missing eighth-grade student who attends Lumberton Junior High School also have posted her photo on social media.  The FBI has held daily press conferences since Monday and a statewide Amber alert remained in effect Friday.

Residents remain vigilant to find Hania.

Felinio Mejia, a manager at Tienda Latina Emanuel, knows Hania’s family through church. Her missing person flier hangs on the door of the business, where Mejia said he saw her Nov. 3.

Mejia also is concerned about children walking alone because he said there are “strange people” or adults without families who walk through the area. He fears what happened to Hania could happen again to someone else's child. 

“It is a concern for all parents,” Mejia said.

Hania is Hispanic, 5 feet tall, about 126 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a blue shirt with flowers and blue jeans.

The FBI is looking for a man who was seen in surveillance video the day Hania was kidnapped.

“We still don’t have him identified,”said Andy Delarocha, a senior FBI supervisor.

The surveillance video, released by the FBI, shows a man on Monday morning wearing light-colored shoes, a light-colored shirt and a hoodie walking down Lambeth Street, then turning left onto Highway 41/Elizabethtown Road towards the Rosewood Mobile Home Park.

“He may know something to help us find Hania,” Delarocha said.

Police and the FBI say Hania was last seen just before 7 a.m. Monday while she was standing outside her home in the Rosewood Mobile Home Park; she had apparently gone outside her home to start her family's SUV so they could drive to her school. Authorities said a witness heard Hania scream, and saw a man dressed in all black and wearing a yellow bandana force the teen into the SUV that was parked in the driveway.

Authorities believe a man forced the teen into the SUV and drove away; the SUV was recovered Thursday roughly 8 miles from the teen's home, but Hania remains missing.

After days of a police presence, little activity was seen at the mobile home park that has more than 120 homes among narrow, pothole bumpy paths on Friday.

Speaking in Spanish, three men said they did not see anything Monday and don't know the girl.

Less than half a mile away from the mobile home park, Lumberton resident Lisa Locklear folded clothes Friday at Laundry Express, another location where Hania’s missing poster hangs.

“I have a daughter, and when this happened — it’s just mind blowing,” Locklear said.

Locklear said she used to let her own 11-year-old daughter start the car on cold mornings before going to school.

“And when this happened, I said ‘you will freeze, until we’re both in the car,’” she said.

McNeill said authorities with the North Carolina Emergency Management Office conducted a ground search Friday within a mile radius of where the green Ford Explorer that Hania was taken in was found.

Abandoned buildings were checked, and the chief asked residents to check their own buildings, sheds and property.

Across the street from the mobile home park, employees at Carolina Country Peddler’s Mart said they shared video they have with investigators, but don’t know much.

Employee Judy Thompson said her concern is the city's history the last couple of years involving missing or injured girls and women.

“I hope they find that little girl,” Thompson said.

Francisco Olan, manager of San Jose Mexican Restaurant, shared the same sentiments. 

Olan said someone brought the flier about Hania to the business Thursday. 

“I hope she’s all right,” Olan said. “I can’t believe that happened in the morning (daylight) like that.”

In a video interview Friday posted to Raleigh newspaper Que Pasa’s website, Hania’s mother said her daughter is not a girl who would run away with someone.

“I believe she’ll return,” Elsa Hernandez told the publication.

Delarocha shared a message from Hernandez at a news conference Friday.

She asked anyone with information to come forward just as community members did Thursday when spotting the vehicle Hania was taken in.

“We just want Hania home,” she said.

Anyone with information can call the special tip line at 910-272-5871.

Staff writer Rachael Riley can be reached at rriley@fayobserver.com or 910-486-3528.