A band of young robbers has been working the Liberia area, and police have been following them. That is why officers were able to detain two suspects moments after a female Canadian tourist became a victim Sunday afternoon, said the Fuerza Pública.
The suspects are a 14 year old and an adult, said officers.
The woman lost a smartphone, but police were able to recover it almost immediately, they said.
Meanwhile, the Fuerza Pública in Nicoya said officers there were alerted to a possible stickup in the beach community of Sámara and managed to stop a car that contained three men who have histories of stickups.
The men were stopped at a roadblock leaving Sámara where it appears merchants managed to frustrate a stickup. One said he was held at gunpoint.