Youth detained after robbery of tourist

An 18 year old with a record of drug arrests has been detained in Cahuita on the Caribbean coast after a robbery involving a tourist.

They said the agency received the alert around 3 a.m. Officers located a tourist near Playa Salsa Brava who told them that a man brandished a broken bottle to threaten him and take 10,000 colons, a bit less than $20.

Officers said they received help from residents to locate the suspect and recover the money. They said they also confiscated a small quantity of cocaine.

Officers identified the suspect as a man who has been involved with the police in the past over drugs.

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