Man shot in leg outside Beverly Hills restaurant during attempted robbery, police say

A man who was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery outside a Beverly Hills restaurant Tuesday night is in stable condition, according to authorities.

Officers responded at 8:45 p.m. to the 300 block of North Canon Drive, according to a watch commander with the Beverly Hills Police Department.

Reached by phone, a manager at Via Alloro confirmed the shooting happened on the sidewalk outside her restaurant.

The manager, who declined to provide her name, said the victim was a male diner who had stepped outside when at least one shot was fired.

No one else was hurt, and the shooter did not enter the restaurant, the manager said.

Lt. Giovanni Trejo, a Beverly Hills Police Department spokesman, called the incident an attempted robbery.

"The male victim struggled with the suspect over the property," Trejo said. "What the suspect was going after, I can't say, but the victim was able to retain all the property. Nothing was taken."

The suspected shooter fled in a car driven by another person, Trejo said.

Earlier this year, Beverly Hills was rocked by a brazen armed robbery involving gang members who were going after high-end watches.

A woman was shot in the leg during a struggle over the gun used in the March 4 holdup at Il Pastaio on Canon Drive.

Three of the suspects approached a jeweler who was eating outside at the restaurant. One held a gun to the diner's head while the other two tore a rose-gold Richard Mille RM 11-03 Flyback Chronograph from the victim's wrist.

Three suspects were caught weeks later with the help of surveillance footage and DNA evidence, authorities said.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.