Two more juveniles have been detained in the investigation of separate major crimes.
In multiple raids Tuesday morning in Agua Caliente y Cartago Centro a 17 year old came into police custody. He is suspected of being a member of a band of robbers who may have stuck up some 29 locations in the area, mainly Cartago. A 27 year old also was detained.
In Aserrí judicial investigators detained a 15 year old who is involved in a murder case stemming from a Sunday robbery.
The robbery victim did not stop when bandits ordered him to do so, and he was shot fatally in the back. A 23 year old also was detained in the 4 a.m. raids, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.
The youth and the man detained in Cartago are suspected of being members of a larger gang that preyed on all sorts of businesses.
The gang worked from 3 p.m. to midnight and would burst into shops and stores wearing masks. Agents said that the raids involved six stickups, but that many more were under investigation.