WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Two suspects tried to rob a man at gunpoint in a West Hollywood parking lot Friday, eventually hitting the victim with their vehicle.
The crime occurred about 9:10 a.m. in the 9000 block of West Sunset Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
According to the sheriff’s department, the victim was ultimately hit by the suspects’ vehicle, which sped off. The vehicle was described as a dark 4- door sedan, possibly an Infiniti. Paramedics sent to the location on a report that a pedestrian was injured by a vehicle took the man to a hospital in unknown condition, according to the Los Angeles County Fire department.
Security images obtained by KTLA5 showed a gunman initially exiting the dark-colored vehicle armed with a gun and approaching the victim outside his white Tesla in the parking lot. After a brief struggle, the victim runs away through the parking lot, with the suspect in pursuit. A second person eventually exits the passenger side of the suspect’s vehicle and also runs after the victim.
The suspects eventually return to their vehicle and apparently drive after the victim, striking him.
KTLA reported that the suspects, who were wearing masks, stole a ring from the victim.