Scott Storch Robbed at Gunpoint Outside NYC Hotel

Thieves jack producer of $100K in cash and jewelry.

Posted: 08/20/2013 04:06 PM EDT
Scott Storch

Scott Storch was robbed at gunpoint outside of a New York City hotel early this morning, TMZ reports. Two men with guns allegedly approached the producer and threatened his life as he was leaving the New York Palace Hotel.

Storch, 39, had just gotten into a chauffeured SUV when the thieves forced him and a companion to hand over a briefcase containing as much as $5,000 in cash and roughly $100,000 worth of jewelry. The gunmen never fired their weapons, but ordered Storch's driver to hand over the SUV keys before they eventually escaped to a waiting vehicle.

Storch, who is in the Big Apple for the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday (Aug. 25), filed a report with the NYPD. No one was hurt in the incident.  

The beatmaster had built a multi-million dollar fortune producing for the likes of Chris Brown, T.I., Snoop Dogg and more, but a drug addiction and his own run-ins with the law, including being busted in Las Vegas for cocaine possession in 2012, stalled the New York native's career.

Click here to read our exclusive interview with him about his plans for a "comeback." 

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