Someone pretended to be a technician and made off with two fire extinguishers from the Clinica de Parrita Wednesday.
Health officials said the man arrived on the pretext of changing out the extinguishers. Each is worth about 230,000 colons, said clinic officials. That’s about $460.
As a result of the thefts, the clinic has put in electronic locks in some areas, officials said, adding that the same thief or a colleague had committed the same crime in other public offices in the area, including that of the Instituto Nacional de Acueductos y Alcantarillados, the water company.