LHHNY Safaree Samuels robbed at gunpoint; suspects caught after high-speed police chase

News of Love & Hip Hop New York star Safaree Samuels robbed at gunpoint broke when the man himself shared it in a shaky interview with Angie Martinez immediately following the incident. Shortly thereafter, police engaged in a high-speed chase after the suspects, who allegedly nabbed more than $183,000 in jewels and cash.

Safaree, who has lately been in headlines for more flattering reasons, was clearly shaken when he sat down with Martinez. “I just got robbed at gunpoint,” Safaree told her at the top of his scheduled Power 101.5 interview. “A couple hours ago, I just got robbed…Two dudes with guns, just right up on me. I mean, face down on the floor with a gun to my head. They just took everything.



“I’m not going to lie. It’s traumatizing,” Safaree added. “It just keeps replaying.”

Here’s the Safaree Samuels robbed interview itself, via Power 101.5:

According to the Fort Lee NJ police department, The three “ordered” Safaree and friend Corey Bryant “to the ground,” then “stole in excess of $183,000 in jewelry and cash before fleeing the area on foot.”

While on their way to the scene of the crime, officers noticed a black Cadillac Escalade without any license plates or headlights “just blocks away from the attempted robbery.” Upon seeing the cruiser, the Escalade “made a sharp U-turn” and tried to flee — and the chase was on:

The driver refused to stop and entered the upper level of the George Washington Bridge, eluding the pursuing officers. Officers continued to pursue the vehicle across the George Washington Bridge into New York City. Fort Lee Police Communications Center notified the Port Authority Police Department and the New York City Police Department….While exiting the George Washington Bridge onto the Henry Hudson Parkway South ramp, the Escalade lost control, striking the concrete divider. The Escalade became disabled and came to a full stop at the West 158th exit. Three occupants jumped out of the disabled Escalade and fled the area, crossing numerous lanes of traffic into a wooded area….Two of the actors were apprehended and placed under arrest by the New York City Police Department.

Not long after two of the suspects were arrested, Safaree took to Twitter to hush haters and fans who appeared to be getting a kick out of the thought of a fur coat-clad Safaree with a gun pressed against his head:

Safaree also refused the criticism that claimed calling the police after being robbed at gunpoint in the middle of the night was shameful snitching:

No word yet on whether the $183,000 worth of property has been recovered and returned to Safaree. If filming has begun for Love & Hip Hop New York Season 9, though, it’s likely that later this year we’ll get an up-close look at Safaree’s full reaction to the robbery.

(Photo credits: Safaree Samuels robbed via Instagram)


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