The biblical imperative embodied in the Seventh Commandment had no effect on a robber who pulled a knife and took cell phones from victims inside an evangelical church in Santa Bárbara de Heredia.
The Fuerza Pública said they had no trouble finding the principal suspect because he has a long record of criminality. They said they found five cell telephones and a knife.
Police identified the suspect by the last names of Oviedo Vargas.
Although stealing is a lesser crime than robbing, the commandment, which is the eighth in Jewish tradition, is considered to cover all such acts. The Costa Rican penal code breaks the acts down, but robbing churchgoers with a knife inside the building most certainly is a felony or delito.