Man shot in chest, iPhone stolen during robbery in Hollywood

A man was held at gunpoint and shot in the chest by a robber who took his iPhone Wednesday morning in Hollywood, police said.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that officers responded to a report of a man in the 1000 block of North Highland Avenue at around 3 p.m.

An unidentified 30-year-old man was found on the spot with a gunshot wound to his upper body.

When officers arrived, the victim was conscious and was breathing. Nothing more can be said about the condition of the victim.

Investigators determined that the man was shot during a robbery in which an iPhone was stolen.

The suspect was said to be a black man at 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. According to police, he was wearing a black shirt, Nike shorts and was last seen driving a black Ford SUV.

The issue of security in Hollywood has attracted the attention of local business owners as crime numbers continue to rise.

Those bosses will be joined by Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell and the Los Angeles Police Department at a Wednesday morning press conference to announce new measures designed to increase public safety.

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