Desamparados man held as supermarket stickup suspect

This is part of the evidence confiscated Tuesday. Photo: Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública

A man believed to be a member of a gang of supermarket bandits came into police hands Tuesday when they found him at home in San Lorenzo de Desamparados. The Judicial Investigating Organization said that he is a suspect in at least five supermarket stickups.

Agents said the man had a .38-caliber pistol when detained as well as ammunition for various weapons, including a shotgun. He also had a bulletproof vest.

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