Thieves Are Closer Than You Think! Robber Once Took a Pic with Safaree!
We've all heard the saying and in this case it's true, oftentimes your biggest hater, is someone you already know! We found out that Safaree had been robbed while on his "Hunnid" tour and here are the new details.
"Safaree Samuels' armed robbery hits closer to home than he might've thought, cause he knows one of his alleged assailants very well ... TMZ has learned.TMZ has obtained a photo Safaree took with his then-girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, and one of the men arrested in connection to the crime ... Shawn Harewood.Sources tell us the pic was taken in either 2011 or 2012 at a club in Queens for Safaree's birthday. We're told Safaree and Shawn are old friends -- Safaree's known him since he was 14 years old. However, we're told they haven't spoken since Safaree's breakup from Nicki."
"Harewood and another man, Jonathan Ricketts, were caught and arrested shortly after the alleged armed robbery this week. They were captured on foot in upper Manhattan after police pursued them over the George Washington Bridge from NJ.Safaree's attorney, James Leonard Jr., told us this was not a random attack, and that his client was lucky to escape unscathed. The rapper told cops about $183k in cash and jewelry were stolen."
When the video recorded after the robbery was publicized, folks immediately thought that he was emotional over the loss of his jewelry but that wasn't the case at all. He sent out these tweets:
At this point I'm just thanking God that Safaree is unharmed. You can get jewelry and money, EVEN FURS, back but you can't get back a life!