There were home invasions in Curridabat and in Desamparados Wednesday and early Thursday.
In Curridabat, five men jumped a homeowner about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday as he took out the garbage and forced their way into the home. They tied up those present and sacked the home.
A relative arrived, saw what was going on and blocked the path of the robbers car with his own vehicle. That drew fire from one of the crooks and alerted neighbors to call police, said agents.
In Desamparados three men entered a home about 1 a.m. Thursday tied up those there and took up to 5 million colons, about $10,000. Agents said that the robbers were believed to be minors.