Suspects doffed clothing in effort to hide from police

Two robbers held up a bank customers in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí Monday and sparked a police chase by more than 20 officers, the Fuerza Pública reported.

The loot was about six million colons, a bit less than $12,000.

Police quickly caught up with two suspects, and both began throwing off their clothes so they could hide in the mountainous terrain. They got rid of the motorcycle helmets and eventually got down to their boxer shorts.

Police located one in heavy bush, and the second threw himself into the Río Sarapiquí in an effort to evade officers. More were waiting on the other side of the river.

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