Man, 20, linked to bus holdup detained by judicial agents

Judicial agents detained Friday a 20-year-old man in Sabanilla de Montes de Oca and said he was the robber who stuck up the driver and passengers on a bus Feb. 11.

As they made the arrest, they said they confiscated a cell phone that had been taken in a robbery at a telephone store in Santa Ana.

The Feb. 11 stickup took place near the Universidad de Costa Rica in San Pedro. About 10 p.m. when a robber put a gun to the head of the driver and took what money he had and then took valuables from passengers. There were three robbers, and agents said that the man who was arrested was the one who carried the gun and pistol-whipped some of the passengers.

Agents said they were investigating the man for other crimes.

Meanwhile, agents are trying to find the men who tried to stick up an armored car in Moravia Sunday.

The five-man crew on the armored car were involved in putting money in an automatic teller when two carloads of crooks pulled up and began to order the guards to the ground. One man inside the armored vehicle began a fire fight and suffered a bullet wound to the arm. The would-be robbers left without money, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

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