A nationwide Amber Alert has been issued for a Georgia teen who was abducted from her home by two armed and dangerous men.
According to the New York Daily News, authorities say Ayvani Hope Perez, 14, was forced at gunpoint from her Ellenwood home at about 2 am Tuesday.
Perez’s mother told police that when the two men broke into their home in the middle of the night, they demanded money and jewelry.
When Perez’s mother came up short, they shot their dog and then grabbed Perez and left.
Police describe Perez as Hispanic, with brown eyes and black hair. She’s 4 feet, 9 inches tall and 93 pounds according to Fox News.
USA Today reported that police believe Perez is in extreme danger.
According to the report, Clayton County Officer Phong Nguyen said, “If someone’s going to shoot a dog like the two suspects did, just imagine what else they would do.”
Neighbors told reporters that they were absolutely stunned by the event.
“We always have police around this area,” Maties Otalis, a father of four who has lived in the neighborhood near I-675 for two years, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I don’t expect such (things) to happen in my neighborhood. I feel like moving out of this area.”
“It’s very scary,” said Breyana Walker, a 16-year-old junior at Morrow High School.
“I’m so terrified,” said Walker, who lives just down the street from Ayvani.
“I feel like I need someone here with me,” she said. “It could happen to anybody. I don’t know what to do.”
Police say that Perez was last seen wearing blue and gray Star Wars pajama bottoms and a blue and gray “Super Hero” shirt.
The two intruders were reported to have driven off with her in a dark-blue Dodge or gray Chevrolet Impala.
NBC News reported that a prayer vigil for the Georgia teen who was abducted in the early hours on Tuesday will be held at 7 pm Tuesday evening at Dutchtown High School.
[Images via Shutterstock/Bruce Rolff and Clayton County Police Department via New York Daily News]