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Police nab flat-screen TV shoplifter

In January, the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) released store video of a 27-year-old woman artfully snatching a television and hiding it under her dress. The video from the OIJ Pococí delegation shows the shoplifter walking with ease with the boxed flat-screen TV lodged between her legs.

Here are photos of a rare white marlin caught off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast

Fishermen out of the Los Sueños Marina in Herradura, Puntarenas, caught (and later released) a rare white blue marlin this week, reported The Billfish Report Tuesday.

Bandits steal thousands of boxes of crackers from parking lot in Alajuela

Two suspects stole upwards of 3,000 boxes of soda crackers of various brands late on the night of Jan. 25. The suspects allegedly took a shipping container from a parking lot in San Rafael, Alajuela. The biscuit bandits used a gun to threaten a night watchman before gagging and tying him up.
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