An alleged thief lost his life after being hit by a passenger vehicle Sunday evening on the Florencio del Castillo highway, in the area of La Union, at the Pasoca, Cartago.

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The man, identified as Carlos Daniel Pérez, 18, of Nicaraguan nationality, was hit when he dashed out in traffic after assaulting a woman at a bus the stop.

“According to witnesses, the car also hit his accomplice, however, he managed to get up and run away,” said Hannia Cubillo, deputy director of the Cartago detachment of the Fuerza Publica (national police).

A toy gun apparently used in the assault was found at the scene.