Police are investigating a strong-arm robbery in the Bixby Knolls Shopping Center that left a woman injured on Wednesday, authorities said.

A man allegedly robbed a woman of her backpack near 45th Street and Atlantic Avenue shortly before 1:50 p.m. The victim chased after the suspect, but was injured when she fell to the ground, Sgt. Vincent Otto said. She was treated by paramedics at the scene and released.

The suspect fled the scene in a dark-colored sedan, police said.

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