THREE men have been charged with robbing Amir Khan for his £72,000 watch at gunpoint.
Ahmed Bana, 25, Nurul Amin, 24, and Dante Campbell, 20, are set to appear in the dock at Thames Magistrates’ Court today.
Three men have been charged with robbing Amir Khan
The ace’s custom-made Franck Muller timepiece, worth £72,000, was stolen during the mugging
Ace Khan had his 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 said they were quizzing three men on suspicion of robbery yesterday.
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Bana, of Hale Gardens, north London, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of an imitation firearm while committing a schedule one offence.
Amin, of Cavendish Road, north London, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.
And Campbell, of Denmark Road, north London, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of an imitation firearm while committing a schedule one offence, possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and possession of ammunition for a firearm without certificate.
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.
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.”
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.”
He later told fans of his ordeal in an Instagram video
Wife Faryal was just a few steps behind him