By CBSLA Staff

CULVER CITY (CBSLA) – A man pointed a gun at a victim while attempting to steal his cellphone in Culver City Thursday.

The attempted robbery occurred about 6:20 a.m. at the intersection of Port Road and Emporia Avenue when the man drove to the victim in a white Lincoln sedan and tried stealing his cellphone “while directing a small black semi-automatic handgun at the victim,” according to the Culver City Police Department.

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Video of the attempted robbery apparently captured on a home security camera and released by police shows the suspect pull up to the victim and stop next to him. When the victim walked away, the suspect made a U-turn and drove at him, then made another turn to follow the victim.

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Police said the white Lincoln had been reported stolen in West Los Angeles.

Anyone with information on the attempted robbery is asked to call Culver City police at 310-253-6316.

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