Police based in Heredia were able to catch three robbery suspects Wednesday quickly enough after a crime that the men will be subjected to immediate justice in the flagrancy court.
Fuerza Pública officers said that three persons held up a coffee delivery truck and fled in a white vehicle. That took place in the section of Heredia known as Mercedes Sur. The robbers locked the delivery driver into the box of the truck, but somehow he was able to alert police.
Officers said they had road checkpoints set up minutes after the robbery and managed to stop the suspect vehicle in Belén.
Officers said they recognized two of the persons in the car, identified by the last names of Bonilla Marín and Álvarez Jiménez, as men with a police record of robbery and illegally carrying a weapon. Police did not explain why they were not already in prison. The third person in the vehicle was a minor, 16.
Police said they recovered items that were stolen from the delivery truck, and that was enough to bring the men into flagrancy court, which is designed to handle cases when the suspects are caught red-handed or nearly so.