An unidentified man slit the throat of a jewellery workshop owner and robbed 38 sovereigns of jewels and three kg of silver here last evening,police said.
The owner Vilas Shivram has been admitted to Hospital in a serious condition,sources said.
Police said the unidentified man had earlier met the owner for melting old silver,and had paid the labour charges. When he visited the workshop again Vilas Shivram had told him that the labourer had left,and asked him come later.
However he opted to wait,and followed the owner home. He threatened him at knife point and tied him up before robbing the jewels and silver.