Guard accused of robberies of female victims in Escazú

Investigators have detained a security guard who, they say, moonlighted as an armed robber.

The 37-year-old man lives in Río Secundo de Alajuela and worked as a guard at a firm in Escazú.

The Judicial Investigating Organization said the suspect was detained Friday at his home to face allegations of eight robberies. The investigation has been going on for three months, agents said.

Agents said that the armed robber encountered victims in the afternoon. The victims were mainly women who were walking in parks in Escazú or in other solitary places. The robber arrived on a motorcycle and pulled a gun on the victim. Agents said they confiscated a motorcycle that matched the one seen at the robberies. They also confiscated a firearm and other evidence, they said.

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