Two Suspects Accused of Stealing Laptop Computers
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.
You may be interested
At UN, Costa Rica defends international fund to alleviate economic blow of pandemicAFP - September 23, 2020
The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, defended Tuesday before the UN the creation of a fund financed by industrialized…
Travel uncertainty cancels Costa Rica’s upcoming soccer friendly against MexicoAlejandro Zúñiga - September 22, 2020
The Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedefutbol) on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the men's national team's planned friendly match against…
Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, September 22Alejandro Zúñiga - September 22, 2020
Costa Rica announced 15 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 760, according to official data…