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Amber Alert Ayvani Hope Perez: Police Are Searching For Georgia Teen Allegedly Abducted By Two Black Males During Home Invasion

By Zulai Serrano z.serrano@hngn.com | Sep 17, 2013 12:25 PM EDT

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Police sketch of two black males suspected of kidnapping 14-year-old Ayvani Hope Perez. (Photo : CLAYTON COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT)

Authorities have issued a nationwide Amber Alert for Georgia teen Ayvani Hope Perez, 14, who was reportedly abducted from her home by two armed men.

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The suspects are reportedly driving a grey Dodge or Chevrolet and Perez is expected to be in "extreme danger," according to USA Today.   WBSTV.com reports it was a grey Dodge or Chrysler sedan.

Two men who abducted the teen are described as a black males wearing dark clothing.

Perez is described as 4 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 93 pounds, and was last seen wearing blue and grey "Star Wars" pajamas with a blue and grey sweatshirt.

"Officer Phong Nguyen said the intruders demanded jewelry and money from Ayvani's mother when they broke in through the back door," USA Today reports.  "One other child in the home at the time was not harmed."

Perez's home was reportedly broken into around 2:15 a.m., and Ayani's mother called 911 and tried to hide her children, according to WSBTV.com.  When she did not cooperate with the robber's demands, they shot the family dog and abducted Ayvani.

Clayton County police Officer Phong Ngyuen held a news conference Tuesday morning.  He told reporters had no details about the black males' build or a description of the clothing they were wearing.

Ayvani Hope Perez, 14, was kidnapped Tuesday morning.  (Photo: CLAYTON COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT)
Ayvani Hope Perez, 14, was kidnapped Tuesday morning. (Photo: CLAYTON COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT)

"We are extremely concerned, because if anybody could hurt a puppy just like this, what else could they do. We are very concerned," Ngyuen said.

Maties Otalis, a neighbor of Ayvani and a father of four, is shocked an abduction would happen in his part of town.

"I'm stunned that that would happen," Otalis told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

"We always have police around this area," he added. "I don't expect such to happen in my neighborhood. I feel like moving out of this area."

Anyone who has information about the suspects or kidnapping is urged to call 911 or Clayton County police at 678-610-4781.

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