Safaree Samuels Armed Robbery Suspects Captured ... He Claims $183k Stolen

4/3/2018 10:24 AM PDT

Safaree's Armed Robbery Suspects Captured After Police Chase

EXCLUSIVE

3:33 PM PT -- Safaree's attorney, James Leonard Jr., tells us, "This was not some random stick up attempt, this was an ambush specifically targeting Safaree by several men with guns. The actual facts of what happened are chilling and it is only by the grace of god that this incident did not have a different ending and for that we are extremely grateful."

12:26 PM PT -- According to cops, Safaree claims he was robbed of around $183,000 of cash and jewelry.

The suspects in Safaree Samuels' armed robbery didn't get far before cops nailed 'em ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us 2 men suspected of robbing Safaree at gunpoint Monday were busted after cops chased them down over the George Washington Bridge, from New Jersey into New York.

We're told police were in hot pursuit following the alleged robbery in Fort Lee, NJ. Cops followed them over the bridge, and at one point the suspects crashed their car and fled on foot. NYPD joined the search before Jonathan Ricketts and Shawn Harewood were captured about 12 blocks apart. 

As we reported ... Safaree was in tears Monday during a radio interview, saying he'd just been robbed earlier in the day. He says two guys ran up on him with guns and took "everything."