A teen and an adult companion have been detained on allegations that they held up a U.S. woman tourist in Playa Hermosa, Jacó, about 8 p.m. Monday.
The woman told police that two men pulled a knife on her and took $300 and a cell phone, the Fuerza Pública said. The woman told police that the pair fled on a scooter, which police were able to spot a few minutes later.
The teen is 17, officers said.
The pair were remanded to the flagrancy prosecutor.