Police snag pair suspected of stealing metal from rail worksite

Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública photo Police officer inspects contents of truck that carried the I-beams.

For some, the valley rail line is a source of quick transportation. But for others, it is a source of metal to steal.
Police said they stopped a flatbed truck Sunday in San Rafael La Unión, Cartago, and found six I-beams that they believe came from a railroad worksite. The Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles is extending the valley line into Cartago.

The Fuerza Pública said officers were tipped by a telephone call that led to the arrests of two men about 7:40 a.m. The truck was loaded with what appears to be junk with the I-beams hidden under a plastic tarp.

The I-beams are used to provide support for the track rails, police explained. At the scene was Miguel Carabaguíaz, head of the railway institute, who told police that the truck or a similar one had been seen at sites where other material has gone missing, police said.

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