Tourist stabbed by gang during 'violent' £115,000 watch robbery is named

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Police have released the name of a man who was stabbed by three thieves before fleeing with his £115,000 watch.

The gang yanked the timepiece from the wrist of Bo Khan, 55, during what police described as a “violent robbery”, in Berkeley Square, in London’s Mayfair.

A violent robbery in broad daylight saw three thieves attack a man before fleeing with his £115 designer watch (PA)
A violent robbery in broad daylight saw three thieves attack a man before fleeing with his £115 designer watch (PA)

Mr Khan was stabbed in the arm as the men snatched the watch off his wrist - but he recalled the moment he chased after the gang.

He told the Evening Standard: “They tried to cut through the tendon in my arm to disable me and stop me fighting back. They knew what they were doing.

“I chased after them because it was so out of order. All I can think about is how worse it could have been.

Police have released images of the men they are hunting (PA)
The three men attacked a tourist leaving him with a deep wound in his arm before fleeing with his £115,000 watch. (PA)

“Although it’s a ridiculously expensive watch, it is quite nondescript. They probably stole it because it looked worth nicking rather than any knowledge of its true value.”

The Metropolitan Police said Mr Khan was visiting the capital and suffered a deep wound during the incident in June last year.

The suspects, all in their 30s and of Mediterranean appearance and medium build, ran off in the direction of Park Lane with the Breguet Tourbillon, officers said.

The trio stabbed a tourist before stealing his £115,000 watch. (PA)
The gang left their victim with stab wounds (PA)
Police are hunting the three thieves (PA)
Police are hunting the three thieves (PA)

Police have now released images of three men they are seeking in connection with the attack.

The incident took place about a mile away from where 20-year-old student Mohamed Abdullah Al Araimi was stabbed to death in an attempted robbery over his expensive watch in December last year.

Thiecves stole a Breguet Tourbillon watch - similar to the one pictured above - worth a reported £115,000
Thieves stole a Breguet Tourbillon watch - similar to this - worth a reported £115,000

The Omani national, who was studying politics and economics at King’s College, was targeted near luxury department store Harrods in Knightsbridge.

Badir Rahim Alnazi, 23, of Brent, north-west London, has been charged with murder, attempted robbery and possession of a blade in relation to the attack on December 5.

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Detective Constable Eve Kelly said: “This violent robbery was committed in broad daylight and it appears that the victim was specifically targeted for his watch. He and his wife were left shaken and have since received counselling to help deal with the impact of this robbery.

“We have followed up numerous CCTV and forensic leads but unfortunately not made any arrests, and now we are hoping that the public can help put names to these faces. If you recognise any of these men we would urge you to get in touch.”

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