Four businessmen who make trips to Panamá to purchase goods for sale became victims of bandits about 6:30 a.m. Sunday near the Río Tarcoles, said judicial agents.
The four men were traveling from Barranca to Colón, Panamá, but stopped for breakfast, said the Judicial Investigating Organization. Once they began to eat breakfast, four masked men on two motorcycles arrived and produced weapons. They took the briefcases of the men, which contained money for the purchases, agents said.
The stickup netted crooks about 30, million colons or about $60,000, they said.