Judicial agents raided six homes in La Milpa de Guarari de Heredia early Monday to detain seven men who are suspects of being members of a violent robbery gang that preyed on residents of the area.
The men are between 19 and 25 years of age.
The area has been plagued since June by armed men who have robbed passers-by and in many cases sent them to the hospital for treatment. In addition, agents said that the gang later threatened their victims to prevent them from filing police complaints.
The gang also is suspected of holding up at least one store.