Judicial agents detained two adults and a 17-year-old Wednesday and said they were responsible for a string of at least 10 home invasions in La Garita and La Trinidad, both Alajuela.
The suspects were detained during raids at their homes in Hatillo 6, San José, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.
The crimes took place in the usual fashion. Crooks waited near a home until an occupant opened the protective gates to park a vehicle or for some other reason. Then the crooks would pull guns and threaten the occupants of the home and take what they could.
Agents said that they found evidence of crimes when they conducted the raids.