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Gas station robbers on the loose

A woman was transported to Piedmont Fayette hospital July 4 after she unsuccessfully tried to chase down a man who tried to rob her.

According to Sheriff Barry Babb, the incident started at approximately 5:30 p.m. July 4 at the Quik Trip on Ga. Highway 85. The woman had stopped to put air in her tires, when she felt the car move. She looked up and saw a man going through her console. When she confronted him, he ran to a nearby car that headed north of the station.

Babb said the victim got in her car and followed the alleged robber, but lost control of her vehicle on Ga. Highway 279. She was transported to the hospital for non-threatening injuries. The suspects still remain on the loose, Babb added.