Costa Rica News – Thieves dressed as police entered a residence in Escazú having explained that they will deliver a notification inside.
This was a scam and at least seven armed individuals entered, immobilized the people in the home, and began to remove bags with jewelry and other items.
As they were escaping, the homeowner arrived with his bodyguard and a shootout broke out both inside and outside of the home.
The thieves escaped. Some jumped over a wall to another property, others went to a river and others left in their cars.
Three vehicles were impacted and one person slightly injured in the shootout. Thanks to the rapid response of the Municipal Police and the Pubic Force, one of the suspects was arrested. Additionally, they seized a vehicle and motorcycle and found one of the shirts of the Municipal Police of San Jose that the subjects wore.
The OIJ is investigating.