Hall County Sheriff's officials had search dogs out twice Thursday in separate cases involving burglaries in progress.
Col. Jeff Strickland said about 2 p.m. Thursday, a woman living on Country Lane off Old Cornelia South in Lula said two men approached her while she was on her back deck. The men demanded money and one struck her in the face, she told authorities. They then entered her unlocked home but fled after the woman screamed for help, Strickland said.
Police dogs were brought out to search for the men, described as a white male with red hair and black male wearing denim shorts. The woman had minor visible injuries but declined medical treatment.
A roadblock was set up on Old Cornelia Highway to search for the men but they were not located.
Around the same time Thursday, A woman in the Cane Creek subdivision off Poplar Springs Road heard someone trying to lift her garage door, Strickland said.
When the woman looked outside, she saw a Hispanic male, who fled when she saw him. Search dogs were brought out to the location but the man was not captured.