Two robbery suspects on a motorcycle had the ill fortune to drive recklessly in front of a car carrying the top brass of the Fuerza Pública Wednesday. Then the pair compounded their errors by offering the policemen a $1,000 bribe, said the Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública.
After putting the story together, police officials said they suspect that the pair robbed a bank customer on the street in San Pedro and fled.
The motorcycle was on the Circunvalación just before noon immediately ahead of a vehicle containing Juan José Andrade Morales, director general of the Fuerza Pública, and the deputy director, Pablo Bertozzi.
The policemen reported that when the motorcycle driver made a reckless maneuver, their own driver began a pursuit. The motorcycle picked up speed until it collided with a car in the Guacamaya traffic circle. The Policemen were able to apprehend the men before they could right their motorcycle.
When police officers found some $6,000 in a briefcase, one of the men offered $1,000 if the officers would let them go, said the ministry.
One of the men already was under investigation for hijacking a motor vehicle and aggravated robbery, said the ministry. Police also confiscated a firearm that was hidden on the motorcycle, said the ministry.