Three men stuck up a public bus near Cahuita on the southern Caribbean coast Sunday, and police caught a suspect who was leaving the area on a motorcycle.
No one was reported injured in the stick-up, but passengers were stripped of their possessions. The Fuerza Pública said that the suspect carried a bag that appeared to contain items taken from the bus passengers.
He was identified by the last name of Obando, and officers said that he had a police record.
Police were seeking to find the other two robbers, they said.
The Fuerza Pública attributed the quick arrest to the way they maintain police and vehicles at strategic points of the main highway.