Three men arrested after boxer Amir Khan mugged at gunpoint for £72k watch in east London | The Sun

THREE men have been arrested after boxer Amir Khan was robbed at gunpoint.

The ace had his £72,000 watch stolen from his wrist during the frightening ordeal in April.

Two thugs walked up to him and demanded he hand over the diamond-encrusted Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph outside the Sahara Grill in Leyton, East London.

Wife Faryal, 30, was a few steps behind.

Cops announced this morning that three men are being quizzed on suspicion of robbery.

Two of them were also arrested on suspicion of having a gun with intent to cause fear of violence.

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A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: "Detectives investigating a gunpoint street robbery in Leyton have made three arrests.

"The three men – A, 25, B, 34 and C, 20 – were arrested on suspicion of robbery after warrants were executed by detectives this morning .

"Man A has also been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

"Man C has been arrested for this offence and possession of ammunition.

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"All three remain in custody."

Hours before the robbery, Khan had been pictured with a fan while shopping in Oxford Street wearing his flashy timepiece.

The watch is studded with 719 diamonds.

He was also wearing it in an Instagram post from a charity bash at the Grosvenor House Hotel the night before.

It raised fears the crooks may have targeted him specifically.

The star shared a video on social media in the hours after the attack.

He told fans on Instagram: "Last night was a bit mad. I'm glad everyone is safe.

"It feels a bit weird not wearing a watch but it is what it is.

"I just wanted to tell you guys that I'm all good. Me and the wife are doing some TV work today."

He said on Twitter that Faryal was "luckily" walking a few steps behind him.

"Two men ran to me, he asked for my watch whilst having a gun pointed in my face," he said.


"The main thing is we're both safe."

Police said they launched an investigation after the mugging at 9.15pm on April 18.

"The victim, a man aged 30s, was approached by two males who threatened him with a gun before stealing his watch and fleeing," a spokesperson said at the time.

"No shots were fired and nobody was injured."

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Detective Sergeant Lee Warrington of the Met's Specialist Crime Command said: "Tackling robbery is a key priority for the Met.

"These arrests demonstrate our commitment to taking those intent on using violence, or the threat of violence, off of our streets."

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