Judicial agents detained a 24-year-old man Thursday and said he was responsible for a wave of robberies in San Antonio de Escazú. They also said he may be linked to similar crimes involving businesses in other areas.
Agents said the man was detained about 6 p.m. Wednesday on a public street. They said he was a suspect in the stickup of six businesses in San Antonio alone.
The robber in that community used to enter a business as a customer and then pull a gun. There have been similar crimes in other parts of Escazú and also in Santa Ana, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.