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Girl, 14, Snatched In Atlanta Break-In
A 14-year-old girl has been abducted by armed men who broke into her home in Atlanta.
Two men apparently entered the house through a back door around 2.15am on Tuesday and snatched Ayvani Hope Perez.
Officer Phong Nguyen said the two men had demanded money and jewellery from Ayvani's mother, who was at home with Ayvani and her teenage son, during the break-in.
When she said she did not have any, they kidnapped Ayvani.
One of the men shot and killed the family dog because it started barking, Officer Nguyen added.
Ayvani was last seen in a grey car - a Dodge Charger or Chevy Malibu - that the men left in in Ellenwood, Clayton County.
Officer Nguyen told Sky News he did not believe Ayvani knew the suspects and it appeared to be a "random act".
The policeman told CBS: "The mother actually tried to hide the two kids.
"There was a little dog in the house that started barking. So the intruder shot the dog.
"They demanded money and jewellery from the mother, at which time she didn't have any money or jewellery, so she told them that. Instead they kidnapped the 14-year-old girl."
Police are now stopping and searching cars and are also using a helicopter in their search for the missing teenager.
A child abduction alert has also been issued by authorities.
The girl is described as Hispanic, with brown eyes and black hair.
She is 4ft 9in tall and was wearing blue and grey Star Wars pyjama bottoms and a blue and grey "Super Hero" shirt.