Suge Knight Sought After LA Rapper Robbery

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010  |  Updated 9:00 PM EDT
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Suge Knight Sought After LA Rapper Robbery

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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 15: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) Suge Knight leaves midtown hotel to promote CD's for his label Death Row Records October 15, 2004 in New York City. (Photos by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)

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Los Angeles police want to talk to Suge Knight after a rapper initially accused the former Death Row Records chief of robbing him before recanting the story.

Detective Jeff Briscoe says 35-year-old Jerold Ellis, who uses the name Yukmouth, reported he was talking to Knight on Monday night in a Woodland Hills supermarket parking lot about a debt that another rapper allegedly owes Knight.

Yukmouth filed a police report saying 10 other men arrived, knocked him down and took his watch, medallion and other jewelry worth $92,000. He wasn't badly hurt and declined medical treatment.

Briscoe says Ellis identified Knight as a suspect but later recanted. However, the stolen items haven't been recovered and the investigation continues.

The Associated Press couldn't immediately reach Knight for comment.

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