Police detained two women Friday on suspicion of breaking into vehicles in Playa Cahuita. They found that one of the women is a fugitive from an eight-year narcotics sentence, they said.
The Fuerza Pública said its officers were alerted by Costa Rican tourists at the beach. The tourists gave a description of the vehicle and said that a portable computer had been stolen.
Officers of the Policía Turística spotted the suspect vehicle about 35 minutes later heading towards Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, they said. Upon stopping the vehicle officers said they determined that it had been reported stolen in Alajuelita. They alleged that a woman in the car tried to bribe them with the very same computer that had been stolen from the tourist.
The two women were jailed for investigation.