Tourist police detained two men as robbery suspects after a victim, a U.S. citizen, identified them on the road. The incident happened on the Pacific coast of Guanacaste.
Police said the U.S. citizen spotted the men in a vehicle driving behind his. He was robbed several days ago, police said.
The victim called police during the chance encounter, and officers managed to stop the vehicle. One man fled but was detained a short time later. Officers said the suspects were turned over to prosecutors in Santa Cruz.