They call it bajonazo when a crook sticks a gun in the face of a motorist at a stop light and forces the driver from the car.
There has been a decrease in the number of cases after investigators knocked over several firms dealing in used part that were ready markets for stolen cars.
But the crime reared its head in Barreal de Heredia, but Fuerza Pública officers caught two suspects in the stolen vehicle not far from the crime scene.
Once again the suspects, who were being presented to the flagrancy court, have records of crimes. One, identified by the last names of Céspedes Chávez, has a drug crime, an aggravated robbery and simple robbery on his record. The second, identified by the last names of Wiltshire Beckford, has a record of rape, drugs, simple and aggravated robbery and threatening with a firearm, said the Fuerza Pública.