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(PERRY, Ga.) — A manhunt is underway for a modern-day “Bonnie and Clyde” couple who is wanted in connection to a string of robberies and kidnappings.

Missourians Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Nicole Harper face charges after allegedly carrying out a bevy of armed robberies across the southeast over the past week. They allegedly robbed the Microtel Inn in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Sunday, briefly taking the hotel clerk hostage, police said.

From there, police say, they allegedly attempted to carjack the manager of a McDonald’s restaurant in Hoover, Alabama.

Investigators say the couple, who are in their 30s, fled to a nearby residence, allegedly taking the homeowner hostage, stealing her SUV and dropping her off at a hospital.

The SUV was discovered in Perry, Georgia, Monday night, police said.

Also, security footage appears to show the armed couple holding up an Express Mart and forcing the cashier into the same SUV, before dropping her off at a nearby exit.

The couple has taken to Facebook to seemingly mock police in recent days, despite pleas from their friends to turn themselves in. Harper apparently posted on Facebook, “I wasn’t planning on going for a run today but those cops came out of nowhere.”

One of Harper’s friends apparently wrote on Facebook, “I don’t want u to die … But I am afraid u are headed in that direction.”

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