Four in custody for murder of Indian jewellery store manager

March 03, 2017

Detectives assigned to the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC) have arrested four men in relation to the murder of Indian businessman Rakesh Talreja.

Talreja was shot and killed during a robbery in Cherry Gardens, St Andrew, on February 9.




Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifford Chambers, head of C-TOC, said he is certain that the case has now been solved.

"I am certain these men will be charged. An ID parade will be held and the result will dictate thereafter."

Talreja and a friend were at his home when four men entered his premises and proceeded to rob them, after which the men opened fire on the two. Talreja was shot and was pronounced dead at hospital, while his friend was treated and released.

Investigators, acting on information, spotted a Nissan Tiida motor car that fits the description of the car which was allegedly used in the robbery and subsequent murder of Talreja.

The vehicle was intercepted on Deanery Road in Kingston and the driver was arrested. Further investigations led the officers to an address in the Kingston East area, where the other two men were held and placed in custody. The fourth man was arrested yesterday.


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