Security camera taped murder at service station in Jicaral

Investigators had a lot to work with when they responded to the murder of a 54-year-old service station attendant at his jobsite in Jicaral.

The entire crime had been recorded by a security camera.

Agents detained a 31-year-old man Friday morning as a suspect in the crime.

The victim, who had the last name of Montes, was working about 4:30 a.m. when a motorist took up a piece of wood and struck him several times in the head, causing death, said agents.

The suspect was detained while driving to San José in an area known as the Costa de Pájaros. Agents also are investigating to find the source of some 125,000 colons in cash found on the suspect at his arrest.

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