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Police: Attackers try to steal 67-year-old's car

Nearby runner disrupts attempted robbery at south side gas station, officials say

MADISON, Wis. - Madison police are looking for two men who tried to steal a 67-year-old woman's car at a south side gas station Sunday night.

The woman stopped at the PDQ at 2538 Fish Hatchery Road around 6:25 p.m. to get gas and was grabbed from behind by a stranger, police said. The attacker and another man were on top of the screaming woman when a runner came over to help.

One of the attackers was able to get her car keys but both fled the scene, according to the release.

The woman was shaken but not injured, officials said. She told police she bit one of the men on the hand or arm a couple of times during the struggle.

The attackers are described as black men in their mid-20s. One man is described as 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with short hair, wearing a gray sweatshirt, jeans and basketball shoes. The other is described as 6 feet 1 inch to 6 feet 4 inches tall and wearing a dark blue jacket, jeans and basketball shoes.

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