Scott Storch, Miami's, uh, maybe 653rd favorite son, recently left town to record in the Big Apple. But the music producer with a history of money problems lost $100,000 worth of property this morning in an armed stickup near Times Square.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Storch was leaving Platinum Studios at 6:45 a.m. with four entourage members and had hopped into a cab to wait for another cab for additional entourage members when they were mugged by two armed men. The men took Storch's Rolex and diamond necklace, each valued at $50,000.
Apparently Storch also has an entourage member who casually carried around $4,000 in cash in a briefcase, because the crooks took that too.
The thieves also took the cab driver's keys for good measure.
The two men then took off in a Ford Explorer. Police are reviewing video surveillance footage and have recovered a fingerprint from one of the suspects.
For a guy who snorted away a sizable chunk of his former fortune, losing $100,000 in bling has to hurt.
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.