Fuerza Pública officers located five persons early Sunday and said they were suspects in a string of street robberies.
Three women among those detained are believed to have been the individuals who did the crimes, police said.
The women are accused of grabbing pedestrians in strangleholds, threatening them and hitting them.
Police tracked the car containing the five after they were alerted by a victim. The arrests took place near Parque la Merced in San José.