A victim was struck by a vehicle and then robbed at gunpoint in the 9000 block of West Sunset Boulevard and Doheny Boulevard on the West Hollywood side of the Beverly Hills gateway. The incident occurred this morning at roughly 9 a.m. Security camera footage captured the terrifying attack in a parking lot where an armed man is seen approaching the victim who ran away while a gun was aimed at him. A second suspect stepped out of a dark-colored sedan and chased after the man.
Later footage from the street shows the victim being struck by a moving vehicle. The victim was tossed in the air and rolled off the front of the car and onto the street. The man was able to get up and he collapsed on the sidewalk. The driver of the sedan rushed the injured man with what appears to be gun in his hand.
According to reports the suspect left his gun and a cellphone behind when he fled.
The vehicle, described as a gray 4-door Infiniti, fled eastbound on Sunset Blvd. Deputies are looking for the male driver and a female passenger.
The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition. According to some reports a gold ring was taken from the victim.
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It’s such a shame what is happening to our city.