Robbers seeking fertilizer kill elderly security guard

A 71-year-old security guard died early Sunday when robbers gunned him down on the banana plantation where he worked. The dead man was identified by the last name of Maltes.

The Judicial Investigating Organization said that men in a truck came to the plantation storage shed in Saborio in Matina, presumably in search of chemical fertilizer. During the subsequent confrontation, the guard suffered three bullet wounds. The robbers took his cell telephone and his money but did not take any fertilizer, said agents.

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