Judicial police happened upon a robbery Tuesday and engaged the crooks in a firefight.
One suspect suffered a bullet wound to the hip. A second suspect was detained and a third fled, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.
The agents were from the Sección de Capturas who were in Tibás for an unrelated reason. The robbery took place about 11 a.m. in Cinco Esquinas de Tibás. The victim was a delivery man who works for a snack company. He suffered a bullet wound to the hand, said agents.
The delivery truck was parked outside a pulpería or small food store when the robbery took place. When two of the robbers saw that agents were nearby, they tried to flee and fired on the law officers.