BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Police were investigating after a woman who was dining at an upscale restaurant in Beverly Hills with friends was shot during a robbery in broad daylight.
Police responded to the intersection of Canon Drive and Brighton Way around 2:10 p.m. Thursday after receiving a 911 call regarding a robbery involving gunfire outside the Il Pastaio restaurant.
According to Beverly Hills Police, the woman was with two other people when three male suspects demanded property from another restaurant patron. One of the suspects shot the woman before all three fled the location on foot.
The suspects got away with an expensive wristwatch.
The armed robbery appears to the latest in a series of crimes committed in the area involving high-end jewelry.
The boyfriend of the victim says he heard a gunshot and tried to shield his girlfriend by moving her out of the way. He says three more gunshots were fired.
The woman was shot in the back of the leg and transported to a local hospital with injuries not expected to be life-threatening. Police say a second victim, the man whose watch was stolen, suffered a physical injury during the incident and was treated at the scene.
Below is a video obtained by FOX 11 that showed a closer look at the shooting scene:
Police are searching for the three suspects involved, they have only been described as young men.
The investigation is ongoing.