Two teens surrender after shootout standoff

Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública photo One of the sought teens is led to a waiting car

“Whatcha gonna do when they come for you,” asks the Bob Marley song “Bad Boys.”

In the case of two teen robbery suspects, the answer Wednesday was to hole up in a home and take shots at the police.

The pair, 16 and 19 are suspects in robberies, and they are also suspects in a murder investigation. The home is in Miravalles de Tirrases where some 70 Fuerza Pública officers, most of them members of tactical squads, cordoned off the area and shooed away neighbors.

No one was reported injured in the shooting. And a judicial police negotiator was able to talk the pair into surrendering after about four hours of the standoff. They were detained about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Tirrases is in the Cantón de Curridabat east of the San José central canton.

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