There is no three-strikes rule here

Anyone interested in the efficiency of the court system need only ask a man with the last name of Briceño. He was detained for robbery for his 27th time Monday afternoon.

The Fuerza Pública said that a police patrol just happened to be passing by when the man got off  a San José-Heredia bus.  The driver alerted police to a stickup.

Officers reported that a man pulled a gun on the driver and took 22,000 colons, about $42, and also relieved passengers of cell telephones. Police said they recovered the cell phones from the suspect.

All the arrests of the 34-year-old man have been for various types of robberies.

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