Amir Khan robbery: Photo of £70,000 watch stolen from former world boxing champion issued

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with footage to come forward.

A photo of the custom-made, gem-encrusted £70,000 watch stolen at gunpoint from the wrist of former world boxing champion Amir Khan in front of his wife in Leyton, has been issued by the Met Police.

Amir Khan's diamond encrusted Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph

Khan had been out to dinner with his model wife Faryal Makhdoom at Sahara Grill in Leyton High Road, Newham on Monday night when they were approached by two thugs.

Video footage, revealed by Faryal, shows two men with hoods up and covered faces climbing out of a silver Mercedes.

One appears to put something in his waistband - which could have been the gun used to threaten Amir.

They then run down the road, which is when the 35-year-old boxer claims they pointed the weapon in his face and stole his diamond encrusted Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph watch.

Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom. Credit: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

The pair can be seen rushing back to the car, which speeds off into the night at around 9.15pm.

Officers were called at just after 9pm on Monday to High Road.

They said no shots were fired and nobody was injured in the attack.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with footage to come forward.

DC Ben Grix, from the Met’s northeast command burglary and robbery team, said: “I am today releasing an image of the stolen watch which is a high value Franck Muller timepiece valued at around £70,000.

“It is a one-off custom made design and will be easily recognised by anyone it is offered to for sale.

“If you, or anyone you know is offered the watch at a discounted price please contact us immediately.”

“We are still keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the robbery, has information, or has footage of the incident.”

He added: “If you were driving in the area around High Road, Leyton, at the time of the offence and have dash-cam, please do check your footage for anything that might assist our investigation.

“The effects of being a victim of an armed offence go far beyond a loss of property. If you have information please do the right thing and get in touch.”

There have been no arrests at this time and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information, or those who witnessed the incident, should call 101 quoting reference CAD 6753/18Apr.

Alternatively tweet @MetCC or to remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.