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Rapper French Montana’s driver robbed at gunpoint for his $300,000 watch by masked gunmen outside Dream Hotel


A rapper's chauffeur lost more than $340,000 worth of valuables after being robbed at gunpoint outside a Manhattan hotel.

French Montana's 18-year-old driver was standing next to his vehicle when two armed men approached and began punching him early Sunday morning.

The thieves made for his luxury Richard Mille Watch. worth $300,000 and a $40,000 gold Cuban link chain.

When the young man resisted, one thug drew his gun and fired a single shot into the ground, sources said.

Police said the victim then handed over the jewelry and that the two assailants - both wearing black masks at the time - ran off.

Richard Mille brand watches are a hot favorite among celebrities and the well-to-do, including stars like Jackie Chan, Natalie Portman and sporting legends Neymar and Rafael Nadal, who has his own line of watches with the maker.

A Richard Mille watch can very in price. The Tourbillon RM 56-02 Sapphire, which is coated in a sapphire case and grade 5 titanium, sold for $2million.

The robbery came days after French Montana released his latest "FWMGAB".

In it, the rapper talks about how his "little chain costs more than your big chain".

French Montana, 36 - who's real name is Karim Kharbouch - was staying at the Dream Hotel at 355 West 16th Street.

In March, a woman was shot in a targeted robbery outside a popular Beverly Hills restaurant.

The assailants took her $500,000 Flyback Chronograph Mille watch.

That model is a central flange in grade 5 titanium and 18 karat white gold.

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