CCTV capturing the moment former world boxing champion Amir Khan, 36, was held at gunpoint and robbed of £72,000 Franck Muller watch has been shown in court.
Mr Khan was targeted when he and his wife left the Sahara Grill restaurant in Leyton High Road. A jury has now been shown CCTV footage which captured the moment the robbery unfolded.
Snaresbrook Crown Court has heard he was forced to hand over his bespoke £72,000 Franck Muller watch by gunman Dante Campbell, 20, in April last year.
In the footage, Mr Khan is seen smiling as he leaves the restaurant with his wife Faryal Makhdoom, 31, before crossing the road towards a waiting car being driven by the sportsman’s friend, Omar Khalid.
Two robbers get out of a silver Mercedes coupe parked in front and a hooded assailant jogs towards Mr Khan, raises his arm and points the gun in his face and said: “Take off the watch.”
Ismail Mohamed, 24, from Edmonton; Ahmed Bana, 25, from Tottenham; and Nurul Amin, 25, from Harringay; all north London, all deny conspiracy to rob.
Mr Bana also denies possessing an imitation firearm. Campbell, from Hornsey in north London, has pleaded guilty to the charges.
Mr Bana is alleged to have been the driver of the car, which dropped Campbell and another unknown robber at the scene before serving as the getaway vehicle.
Mr Amin and Mr Mohamed, along with another man who is not on trial, are said to have acted as “spotters” – dining in the restaurant to keep track of Mr Khan’s movements and relay them by phone to Mr Bana.
Mr Khan previously told the court that having a gun pointed at him was “scarier than any of his fights”.
The trial continues.