Jeweler Says Rapper’s Crew Brutalized Him
Stole Expensive Jewelry
5/10/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
50 Cent is smack in the middle of a criminal investigation after a guy claims 50’s goons pistol whipped him and stole a quarter of a million dollars in bling.
Robert Marin, who owns LAX Jewelry Co., tells TMZ he went to Vegas during fight weekend because he wanted to sell the rapper a watch and chain worth $250K. Marin says he met 50 at Drai’s nightclub, showed him the jewelry and 50 was in, but they needed to negotiate a price.
Marin says they stayed at Drai’s until the wee hours Saturday and 50’s crew invited him to see Floyd Mayweather’s gym … an offer he couldn’t refuse. Marin claimed when they arrived things turned ugly. He says 2 of 50’s guys pistol whipped him, stole the jewelry and fled.
Marin has filed a robbery report and Vegas cops are investigating.
50’s people say the story is BS … his attorney Scott Leemon tells us, “On behalf of 50, I can adamantly deny that he or his security had anything to do with these baseless and false allegations.”