Robber kills jeweler, 33, in Alajuela Centro stickup

A gunman killed an Alajuela jeweler Tuesday night as he left his workplace in the center of town and was walking to his vehicle to return home, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

The man was identified by the last name of Ariel. He was 33, agents said.

Agents said they believe that the assailant took a briefcase the victim carried after shooting him in the head. The briefcase contained a device for pulverizing gold.

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