Cops in Limón nab alleged suspect in mugging of British tourists

June 23, 2014
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Officers of Costa Rica’s National Police in the Caribbean region of Talamanca on Monday arrested a man suspected of robbing two British women.

The crime occurred at 2:33 a.m. on Monday, when the tourists were walking along one of the roads in the town of Puerto Viejo. A man intercepted them and threatened them with a knife, stealing their cash and two smartphones.

The victims filed a complaint with local police and gave a description of the man, who was aprehended shortly after while walking in a nearby area.

The man, with the last names Céspedes Paisicua, matched the description given by the women and officers found a knife believed to have been used in the crime, Puerto Viejo Police Chief Víctor Bermúdez said.

“The suspect was located within half an hour after the victims filed the complaint, thanks to detailed physical characteristics and a description of clothing,” he said.

Officers did not find the stolen phones or cash, according to Sergio López, a spokesman with the Public Security Ministry.

The suspect was sent to a local prosecutor’s office and booked on theft charges.

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