Investigators think they have rounded up a gang that has been committing robberies in the center of San Ramón.
Three arrests were made Wednesday in a location called Ciudadela Copan. The suspects were living there temporarily although they are residents of San José.
The suspects are credited with sticking up a pinball parlor and various pedestrians. Agents said they confiscated a BB gun that was used to intimidate pedestrians.
The arrests validate the theory that a lot of the area crime is a result of gangs moving from San José to the more distant locations as police build up a presence in the capital.
Two men were detained Tuesday in Sarchí where they were said to be fleeing a stickup in San Ramón.