Police capture trio after home is invaded in Paso Ancho

Fuerza Pública officers captured three home invasion suspects Monday night after bandits invaded a home in Paso Ancho.

The Fuerza Pública said the home invasion began about 7 p.m., according to the home owner, identified by the last name of Aguirre. He told police that three bandits took televisions, a portable computer and other articles worth in the neighborhood of 1.5 million colons or about $3,000.

The robbery took place in Jardines de Cascajal de Paso Ancho, which is the same spot where an armed pedestrian shot it out with street robbers Saturday night. His female companion was injured and is recovering. One of the robbery suspects was hospitalized and two of them are in preventative detention, according to the Poder Judicial.
Monday night police in the Grupo de Apoyo Operativo stopped a car without plates nearby to detain the suspects.

An hour an a half after the Paso Ancho invasion, three men threatened a woman at a rooming house in Barrio México in north San José. The men, one of them armed, entered living quarters and took cash and other items, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

Shortly after midnight, a man tried to stick up a small restaurant in the vicinity of the Puntarenas bus station in San José. Fuerza Pública officers said the woman proprietor suffered a superficial cut on her arm from the bandit’s knife. But she managed to dump hot oil on the crook.

Police officers escorted a suspect to Hospital San Juan de Dios for treatment of burns. They also confiscated a knife, they said.

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