FREEPORT – A suspect in a kidnappings, bank robberies and car thefts in Trinidad and Tobago has been gunned downed near the Freeport Police Station on Saturday night.
Reports stated that 42-year-old Haradath “H” Solomon had just gone to make his weekly report to the police to show that he was still in the country as a requirement of him being granted bail in a matter he had before the court.
The gunmen waited outside the station along the Mission Road until he walked out and then drove by opening fire on their target.
Solomon was hit just outside the Lotto and Play Whe booth about 100 metres from the station.
He died on the spot. Police said 16 spent shells were recovered at the scene.
Intelligence sources said that Solomon was being monitored since they received information that he was planning a high-profile kidnapping.
Noting that Solomon was said to be a close associate of Selwyn “Robocop” Alexis, police said he may be the last member of that gang. Alexis was gunned down in Enterprise on July 17, 2016.
Police said Solomon was a suspect is several kidnappings together with Alexis.
He was also a suspect in several robberies, break-ins and suspected to be the head of a car-stealing ring in the Enterprise, Chaguanas area, police said.
In 2017, Solomon was arrested and charged for the break-in and theft of $3.03 million from First Citizens in Montrose, Chaguanas.
The robbers gained access to the bank by prizing open the burglar proofing. The money was never recovered.
Solomon was also charged with possession of two grammes of marijuana allegedly found on him when he was detained for questioning by the Criminal Investigations Department, on December 14, 2017.
On December 20, 2017, Solomon, 40, appeared before Senior Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor in the Chaguanas First Magistrate’s Court charged with house break-in and larceny.