Police in Herradura stop two crimes

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Two Spanish tourists were robbed Thursday morning in Herradura, a town located in the Garabito canton close to Jacó.

According to the police report, a young man apparently attacked two women and ran off with one of their suitcases.

The women screamed for help and, upon the arrival of police officers, a search operation was deployed and the robber was caught still having the suitcase, the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública said.

The man was taken into custody and sent to the local prosecutor’s office. The two women recovered their documents, two cameras and a cell phone.

Also in Herradura, three men in possession of crack cocaine paste tried to run from the police, who eventually caught them in Turrúcares de Alajuela Wednesday night.

The men were inside a black Toyota Yaris. Inside, police also found a bulletproof vest and a shirt with the logo of the Judicial Investigation Organization, police said.

Some individual crack doses were also found. The men were taken into custody and a prosecutor assigned.

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