Gunman Struck By Victim's Vehicle in North Hollywood Robbery

The robber was struck by the vehicle after demanding money from a man and woman outside an apartment

A gunman who tried to rob a man and a woman outside an apartment building in North Hollywood Thursday morning was struck by one of the victim's vehicles before he opened fire, police said.

No injuries were reported after the robbery outside an apartment building in the 6800 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard about 4:50 a.m., according to Los Angeles police.

The victims were approached by a man armed with a gun who demanded money, police said. The male victim took money out of his pocket, threw it on the ground and walked away, but the woman got into a car and followed the robber, police said.

The attacker got out of the vehicle, fired at least two rounds at the woman's car and stooped to pick up the money off the ground, police said. That's when the woman ran him over with her car, police said.

It was not immediately clear whether the attacker was injured.

A detailed description of the robber. Authorities said he was driving a black Honda Civic.

No arrests were reported early Thursday afternoon.

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