All five assailants of a home invasion in Escazú on Wednesday, including a former municipal police officer, are in custody. The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ confirmed the detentions.
Wednesday afternoon police responded to a home alarm when the assailants forced their way in the home.
The couple inside were able to get out unhurt and two of the assailants caught at the scene due to the fast response by the Policia Municipal de Escazú. The other three caught hours later.
During the investigation police learned that one of the assailants was once one of them, a police official identified as a Calero, who is under suspension for more than six months. Investigators also learned the home is that of Calero’s former employer years back.