Photo: Solomon Bell
SAN JOSE – A man forced his victim to withdraw cash from an ATM on August 22 at 2:40 p.m. The incident occurred at San Salvador Street at S. 6th Street.
Just across from the San Jose State Parking garage, near the SJSU police headquarters, a man walked up to an 18-year-old male and held a gun to him and demanded that he take him to the ATM and withdraw money. Fearing for his life, the now robbery and kidnapping victim took the 20-year-old suspect to multiple ATM’s in the area. There the victim withdrew different amounts of money for the suspect, who then fled on foot leaving the victim unharmed.
Spokeswoman Gina Tepoorten said, “Follow-up investigation by robbery detectives led to the identification of suspect Solomon Bell as the person responsible for the robbery and kidnapping.” Law enforcement issued an immediate arrest warrant as detectives began to devise a plan for his arrest.
On August 29, 2018, the SJPD’s Covert Response Unit located and arrested Bell at his residence in San Jose. Bell was subsequently booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail. His charges are Felony Robbery – 211 PC, and Felony Kidnapping – 207 PC.
Anyone with information on this case or similar incidents urged to contact Detective Gerardo Silva at 408-277-4166.