Hip-hop producer Scott Storch was robbed at gunpoint by two armed assailants in New York’s Times Square this morning, according to police sources.
The thieves took $100,000 in jewelry as well as a briefcase with nearly $5,000 in cash from Storch, 39, and a 32-year-old companion at about 7 a.m.
The hip-hop star, who has worked with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Beyonce and 50 Cent in the past, is in town for Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards.
He had just left the New York Palace Hotel on Madison Ave., and as he got into an SUV on W. 46th St. near Eighth Ave, the gunmen approached.
Police sources say that they ordered Scott Storch to hand over his jewelry and briefcase and fled in a black SUV idling nearby, sources said.
No one was harmed, and they ordered Storch to hand over the keys to his car so he couldn’t give chase. He obliged, and the goons were gone.
Storch began his hip-hop career as a keyboardist for The Roots, then rose to the top of the producer ranks before being derailed by cocaine addiction.
He said in 2009 that he squandered $30 million in just three years, much of it on drugs. Storch’s mug shot above was from a 2012 cocaine arrest.