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Two armed men wearing masks broke into a home in Clayton County GA at around 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, and eventually left with 14-year-old Ayvani Hope Perez.
Upon entry, the men demanded money and jewelry. Maria Perez attempted to conceal her two children from the intruders, but they were soon discovered, reports CrossRoadsNews.
"[Maria Perez] did not have any money and jewelry so they shot the dog and kidnapped the 14-year-old," Phong Nguyen, a police spokesman, said.
Perez was taken from the home in a gray Dodge. At the time of the abduction, she had been wearing blue and gray Star Wars pajama bottoms and a blue and gray superhero shirt.
An Amber Alert has since been issued.
Kvue reports that the break-in was most likely random.
"It didn't appear that they knew each other," Nguyen said. "[the Perez family] just moved in about a month ago."
The kidnappers are now stipulating a $10,000 ransom for Perez's safe return.
Perez is 4'9" tall. She weighs 93 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair.
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