A nationwide Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old Georgia girl kidnapped by two gunmen who shot the family dog during a home invasion robbery, police said.
Ayvani Hope Perez — last seen wearing blue and gray Star Wars pajama pants and a superhero shirt — is believed to be in extreme danger.
Authorities said she was snatched about 2 a.m. Tuesday after two armed men broke into her home in Ellenwood, a suburb of Atlanta.
“The mother actually tried to hide the two kids,” Clayton County police officer Phong Nguyen told NBC affiliate WXIA.
“There was a little dog in the house and it started barking so the intruders shot the dog. They demanded money and jewelry from the mother,” he added.
The mother said she didn’t have any cash of value “so instead they kidnapped the 14-year-old girl.”
Police said the armed suspects were driving a grey Dodge or Chevrolet.