Teenage home invaders outgunned on Caribbean coast

Two brothers got a lot more than they had bargained for when they broke into a home in Las Vegas de Cerere, province of Limón.

The two teens, 16 and 17, planned to stick up and rob the couple living in the home. One brother had a knife and the other had a firearm.

Unfortunately for them, the owner of the home also had a gun, and he shot one in the head and one in the arm and back. Both brothers died at the scene.

The drama played out about 5:30 a.m. Sunday. The Judicial Investigating Organization did not report any arrest.

There were other weekend deaths. In La Carpio, La Uruca, a 2 a.m. gang fight resulted in a shootout that sent two young men to Hospital México. And two hours later, perhaps as a spin off of the earlier confrontation, a man with the last name of Portoblanco suffered fatal injuries when he and two other persons were attacked. The victim died later at Hospital México from bullet wounds.

In Lomas de Ocloro a 42-year-old man with the last name
of González suffered a fatal knife wound during an argument with another man about 7 p.m. Saturday. A 25-year-old man was detained.

Sunday afternoon about 1:30 p.m. agents based in San Ramón were called to the body of a 20-year-old man in an area known as Santo Sepulcro. He had been stabbed to death. Agents identified him by the last name of Jiménez and said he lived in the area. The body was in a vacant lot. He had been reported missing by his family.

An Atenas man died early Sunday during an argument at a bar. The victim, a 20 year old with the last name of Zeledón died about 1:30 a.m. when the other party in the argument pulled a gun and shot him three times, said agents.

Earlier in La Carpio seven persons attacked a man boarding a bus and stripped him of his cloths and shoes. He suffered three stab wounds and was hospitalized. That incident took place about 7:30 p.m.

Agents also reported that a home in Barrio Jiménez, Guadalupe, was the target of invaders Friday night. About 8:30 p.m., an occupant was leaving the home when robbers took advantage of the open gate to rush into the home. They took a small safe and about $3,000 in cash, agents said.

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