Thieves Raid Offices Of Biggie Memorial Foundation

Earlier this week, bandits broke into the New York City offices that house the Christopher Wallace Foundation, the non-profit education foundation established in the name of the late rapper Biggie Smalls.

Police say thieves pried the door open either late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. According to the Foundation, the burglars made off with an undisclosed amount of petty cash, a Compaq laptop computer, and two plaques commemorating Biggie's gold and platinum record sales (valued at $1,500 each).

A discouraged Voletta Wallace, Biggie's mother and the creator of the Foundation, told MTV News, "I am trying to give, and people are stealing from me."

Police dusted the office for fingerprints Thursday but have yet to release a full report.

The bad news comes just a week after a star-studded benefit for the Foundation took place. That event brought out Sean "Puffy" Combs, Mase, Busta Rhymes, Faith Evans, Wyclef Jean, and Li'l Kim among others

(see "Puffy, Faith, Busta, Mase Turn Out To Honor Biggie").