A Levi’s Call alert has been posted for a 14-year-old Clayton County girl abducted from her family’s Ellenwood home early Tuesday.
According to the alert, Ayvani Hope Perez was kidnapped by two armed men during a home invasion in the 3800 block of Brookgate Drive.
Clayton County police spokesman Phong Nguyen told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the suspects pried open a back door of the home about 2:15 a.m.
He said the mother tried to hide her two children, but the gunmen found the family, along with the family’s dog, and demanded money and jewelry.
“She did not have any money and jewelry so they shot the dog and kidnapped the 14-year-old,” Nguyen said.
The teen was last seen being taken from the home in a gray Dodge.
Ayvani, who is 4 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 93 pounds, is Hispanic and has brown eyes and black hair. She was wearing blue and gray Star Wars pajama bottoms and a blue and gray “Super Hero” shirt.
Nguyen said the home invasion was apparently random.
“It didn’t appear that they knew each other,” he said of the suspects and victims. “They just moved in about a month ago.”
The kidnapping left others in the neighborhood off Grant Road just east of I-675 stunned and frightened.
“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.”
“I’m stunned that that would happen,” said Maties Otalis, who has lived in the neighborhood for two years.
“We always have police around this area,” the father of four said. “I don’t expect such to happen in my neighborhood. I feel like moving out of this area.”
Anyone with information on the girl or the suspects should call 911 or Clayton County police at 678-610-4781.
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