Suspect detained in wave of Escazú rape-robberies

Judicial agents detained a suspect Thursday in a string of rape-robberies that victimized female pedestrians in Escazú.

The Judicial Investigating Organization said that the suspect was 33 and that he was detained in Escazú.

The victims ranged from 16 to 30, agents said. The wave of rapes began in February, and crimes were reported in May and September, too.

The robber selected his victims while he was riding on a motorcycle on a public street. The crimes took place in the morning and afternoon.

There are at least five victims.

The robber had a firearm and threatened his victims, agents said. Then he would take some of their possessions and then either rape or otherwise sexually molest them, they added.

The suspect was detained in Guachipelín de Escazú.

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