Three face claims of home invasion, attempted rape

Judicial investigators detained early Thursday three men who are suspects of being home invaders in the Palmares and San Ramón areas. The stolen items amounted to 50 million colons, said the Judicial Investigating Organization. That’s about $92,000.

The men were detained during a 4 a.m. raid on their home in Esquipulas, Palmares. The men also face an allegation of an attempted rape, which took place during one of the home invasions, said agents.

Agents said that the home invaders committed their crimes around 6 p.m. by violently forcing their way into dwellings and holding those they found there at gunpoint. The crimes for which they face possible charges were in Piedades Sur de San Ramón, Palmares Centro and Zaragoza, said agents.

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