Two men who stuck up a Pérez Zeledón casino hailed a taxi as a getaway car. But they were undone when the taxi driver called police as soon as they left the vehicle, said the Poder Judicial.
The men wer identified by the last names of Morales Chacón and Pérez Chía. They are suspects in the Saturday afternoon robbery at the Casino Hotel del Sur.
The Poder Judicial said that two men entered the casino as customers but then one put on a ski mask and pulled a gun. The robbers got away with about 3 million colons or about $6,000.
The suspects were detained in the Pavones area.
Prosecutors were seeking a judge’s ruling late Monday to put the men in jail for six months as preventative detention. A ruling will be reported today.