Bold daylight home invaders broke into a dwelling in Turrucares, Alajuela, Thursday afternoon, tied up the occupants and then looted the place.
Fuerza Pública officers got a tip and grabbed two suspects near the home in a vehicle. Then they were able to surprise three more as they left the home through the front door. Police said they confiscated a firearm.
Also Thursday police in Granadilla de Curridabat managed to capture two juveniles and an 18 year old who are suspects in a home burglary there. The minors are 14 and 16.
Police said they recovered stolen items from the trio.
Out in Playa Azul de Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, neighbors alerted police when they saw a man and a woman breaking into a car that had been parked by tourists from Switzerland, said the Fuerza Pública. Officers were able to chase suspects who were in a car and detain them, they said.
Officers recovered cameras, cell telephones and cash, they said.