The crooks should get a high mark for improvisation.
The Fuerza Pública detained two men in downtown San José Monday after a woman reported she had been robbed.
Instead of a gun or a knife, officers said they found the nozzle of a garden hose. The robbery took place on Avenida 5 between calles 7 and 9. The two suspects were detained a few blocks to the east a short time later.
Police said that the men carried several cell telephones and the nozzle of a hose.