A silver trader was stabbed and looted of valuables worth Rs2.7 lakh by two robbers in broad daylight at Andheri (West) on Wednesday.
The robbers also took away a pistol that the trader was carrying with him for his own personal safety.
According to the DN Nagar police, the incident took place around 5.30 pm near the Naman Heritage construction site on JP road.
The complainant, Nilesh Rathod, 36, is a resident of Cheerabazaar. Rathod was on his way to a client’s house when the two men accosted him. They stabbed him with a sharp knife and snatched his bag away. The bag contained silver worth Rs 2 lakh and Rs 70,000 cash.
On noticing the pistol tucked in his pants, one of them pulled it out and fled with it. They then used the pistol to threaten a rickshaw driver, and fled in the rickshaw.
The police have registered an FIR for assault and robbery under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). They are sifting through CCTV cameras in the vicinity of the crime spot to track the accused.
The trader is also being shown photographs of on-record criminals who are out on bail to figure out if one of them is behind the crime. The police they also plan to make a sketch of the criminals.