Michael McIntyre cracks jokes about needing a new watch after his £15k Rolex was robbed in moped gang attack

The 42-year-old comic said he was feeling "much better", two days after he was targeted during the school run.

Speaking outside his home today as he prepared to travel to Dublin for a show tonight, he told MailOnline: "I'm not sure if I'm going to arrive there on time, but I'm going to get a new watch later."

He added: "We’re carrying on, but I could do with not driving this car at the minute.

"Anyway, it’s all fixed."

Earlier, exclusive footage obtained by The Sun showed how the gang set upon the 42-year-old comic moments after smashing the window of his £125,000 Range Rover.

A clearly shaken Michael hands the timepiece to one thief, who then rejoins his ac­c­omp­lice on the bike and the pair speed off.

The comedian handed over his watch at knifepoint to muggers who struck in ten seconds of terror.

A blade could be seen flashing briefly on camera during exclusive footage obtained by The Sun.

One of the two thieves smashed the driver’s side window of his Range Rover while the star picked up his young sons from school.



The comic, seen in our footage of the incident wearing a white shirt and dark trousers, hugs his son as the black-clad thieves — their faces covered by motorcycle helmets — make their escape on the moped, which has no registration plates.

A witness, who did not want to be named, said: “It was shocking to see. They pulled up to his car as it was stopped by the side of the road near to some traff­ic lights, which were green.

“They smashed the window which clearly startled Michael as it would anyone — then he jumped out the passenger’s side and they followed him round.

“When he was out of the car they were shouting at him and he flinched as if preparing for a hit, then cowered.


“They’d obviously said to take his watch off which he did. After that, one jumped on the moped and they sped off like nothing had happened.

“Michael just stood there in shock and then comforted his son. It was terrifying to see, so I can’t imagine how they must have felt.

“People who saw it were shocked too. No one went to help when it was happening, but it happened so fast, they were gone in seconds. They had hammers and I’m sure I saw one of them with a big knife.

“It would have taken a very brave man or wo­m­an to try to stop them. Michael did the right thing giving them what they wanted in my opinion. He was shocked and just didn’t want himself or his son to get hurt.”

The robbery was at 2pm on Monday in Hampstead, North West London.

After the incident, Michael was approached by concerned members of the public before spending around two hours with police.

He then drove his damaged Range Rover back to his home in North London, where he lives with aromatherapist wife Kitty — mum to sons Lucas, 13, and 11-year-old Oscar.


 

A spokesman said: “Michael was involved in an incident involving armed robbers. He is absolutely fine and helping police with inquiries.”

Kitty also said as she left home that her ­husband was doing “fine”.

More than 50 moped crimes are committed every day, figures show.

Attacks have risen 1,000 per cent nationwide in the space of just three years.


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