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Trina Gets robbed for $300,000

Posted By on September 1, 2003

AllHipHop.com reports North Carolina police are seeking a con artist who stole more than $300,000 in cash, jewelry and clothes from rapper Trina.

Trina was performing Friday morning at Club Dynasty in Greenville, North Carolina when an unidentified man posed as Trina’s manager and persuaded a Hilton hotel employee to give him a key to the her room.

Investigators are looking at a hotel security tape that shows the clerk and the suspect.

Police said the tape was not the best quality, but was their only lead in trying to identify the suspect.

“Sixteen years in the business and this has never happened,” Trina’s real manager Mike Hopkins told the Daily Reflector. “That’s why we stay in places like this for security reasons. We don’t stay nowhere below four-star hotels.”

Employee’s of the hotel said that there so many people coming and going from the hotel, that it was nearly impossible to distinguish who was with Trina’s entourage and who wasn’t.

“We’re mortified; nothing like this has ever happened before,” Hilton general manager Rhesa Tucker said . “This is a very secure facility, and we take all measures to make sure that every guest and their belongings are safe at all times.”