Vehicle hijack suspects jailed for investigation

Two men have been jailed for investigation because agents think they have been involved in some 21 vehicle hijackings. In some cases, the bandits carried an AK-47.

The men were detained last week in Ipís de Goicoechea, and a judge in the Juzgado Penal de Goicoechea remanded them to jail for three months each, the Poder Judicial said Monday.

The crimes are alleged to have happened over 11 months. The crooks used a flashing blue light atop their vehicle to confuse motorists and to impersonate police.

The crooks also used bulletproof vests, face masks and other police-type gear, officials said.

The suspects were identified by the last names of Flores Chavarría and González Madrigal.

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