Daddy Yankee Is Victim of Million-Dollar Robbery While on Tour in Spain

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Only a few months after reggaeton star Maluma was robbed in Russia during the World Cup, Daddy Yankee has suffered the same crime.

According to The Los Angeles Times, the Puerto Rican reggaeton pioneer was in Spain during a stop on the European leg of his Dura tour at the Hotel Melià Valencia when the robbery took place. The paper claims Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez placed his jewels, diamonds, and cash in his hotel room safe before leaving the premises, when an impostor posed as Yankee and entered his room. The thief asked an employee to open the safe so he could remove his belongings. The Times reports that the value of the stolen jewelry is around 2 million euros, and that the burglar also lifted $2,500 in cash from the safe.

Though Daddy Yankee has yet to comment on the incident publicly, his representatives issued a statement in a press release confirming the robbery. “A law firm has been hired and no further statements will be made so that the investigation from the Spanish authorities [el Cuerpo de las Fuerzas y Seguridad del Estado español] will not be hindered in any way,” reads the statement.

The Barrio Fino star’s Dura tour remains on schedule, with a stop in Martigues, France on Thursday. Remezcla will update this post if more information becomes available.

H:T: The Los Angeles Times