Only hours after thieves had stolen belongings from the rental car of a pair of Canadian tourists in Quepos, tourist police, working in conjunction with the Judicial Investigating Organization, were able to locate three suspects in Santa Ana.
Tourist police said that between 2 and 3 p.m. Tuesday in Quepos thieves broke into the trunk of the rental car and stole about $2,000 worth of the couple’s personal belongings. The car had been parked on a public street while the Canadians were enjoying the area, they said.
Police were able to obtain a description of the suspects and their vehicle from witnesses and issued an alert with the judicial police, which led to the arrest of the men in Santa Ana at 6 p.m. that day. The men arrested were identified as two Nicaraguans, ages 29 and 31, and a 58-year-old Colombian. Not all of the stolen belongings were recovered in the arrest, police report.
An officer with the tourist police recommended that visitors park their cars in protected parking areas staffed with guards, keep the doors locked and valuables out of sight to avoid as much as possible car break-ins.