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Two Suspects Accused of Stealing Laptop Computers

September 8, 2006

As a result of investigations carried out by Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ), two men ages 23 and 25 were arrested Sept. 1 in the San José neighborhood of Hatillo accused of stealing laptop computers from pedestrians, according to a statement from the OIJ.

Police arrested the suspects during raids of two homes in Hatillo and also confiscated a taxi with the license plate TSJ 4631 and a 40-caliber pistol. Police believe the alleged thieves used the car and pistol to rob pedestrians carrying laptops in the San José suburbs of Pavas, to the west, and Curridabat, to the east.

The suspects are under custody of the Judicial Branch, and the OIJ is continuing to investigate whether they were involved in other thefts.

OIJ warns professionals, students and other citizens, particularly those living and working in the San José areas of San Pedro, La Sabana, Paseo Colón and Curridabat, to leave their laptop computers at home or work and avoid carrying them during “peak hours,” from 6 a.m.-8 a.m. and after 5 p.m., the statement said.

 

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