Two criminals robbed former world champion Amir Khan of his £72,000 Rolex watch while he was out with his wife in East London yesterday night.
The 35-year-old boxer claims a revolver was pointed in his face as his assailants took his Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph before racing away in a car in Leyton about 9.15 p.m.
The former world boxing champion took to Twitter to recount the incident, stating that he and his wife were unharmed.
Khan said: ‘Just had my watch taken off me at gun point in East London, Leyton.
‘I crossed the road with Faryal, luckily she was few steps behind me. Two men ran to me, he asked for my watch whist having a gun pointed in my face. The main thing is we’re both safe.’
Hours before the incident, Khan was pictured with a fan while shopping in Oxford Street wearing his flashy watch, which is worth around £72,000 and is studded with 719 diamonds.
An eyewitness told The Sun that Khan was visibly shaken by the ordeal, adding: ‘They were not hanging around. They got straight into the car and fled.
‘Amir had enjoyed a lovely evening with his wife and had been shopping earlier in the day. It raises real fears he was a deliberate target. It’s extremely serious. He was left absolutely terrified.’
In a post to her Instagram account late last night, Khan’s wife Makhdoom posted the serial number of the said watch in a bid to try and ‘find out who’s done this’.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at 21:15hrs on Monday, 18 April to High Road, Leyton.
‘A man aged in his 30s is alleged to have been approached by two males who threatened him with a firearm before stealing his watch and fleeing. There were no reports of any shots fired or any injuries.
‘Police responded and conducted an area search. At this very early stage there have been no arrests. An investigation has begun and police are following a number of enquiries.’
Khan and Makhdoom, who got married in 2013 in New York, have three children, Lamisah, Muhammad and Alayna.