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10 most wanted In Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Have you seen them? Sección de Capturas del Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) shared the images of the 10 most wanted in Costa Rica. These 10 (9 men and 1 woman) are being sought in connection with crimes of drug trafficking,  robbery, pimping, and...

What is the difference between “robo” and “hurto”?

Both "Robo" (robbery) and "Hurto" (burglary) imply the fact of seizing someone else's property. Most people associate both terms with theft. But as it turns out, there is a legal difference, in that in a robbery there is violence, threat or force to achieve...

Domestic Worker Invents Assault To Steal From Her Employer

  A woman surnamed Sanchez Arce was arrested last Tuesday for larceny, taking advantage of the goodness of her employers, telling them there had been a break-in at the house she worked as a maid and the thieves made away with items such as computers,...

Assailants Get Away With ¢37 Million In Morning Robbery of INS Office

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Was it an inside job? So far authorities are being tight lipped about the incident occurring Monday morning, around 10:15m, only to say that two men on a motorcycle got away with a ¢37 million colones haul, nabbed from...

With Broomstick Unforgiving Waitress Fights Off Armed Robbers in Guanacaste

(QCOSTARICA) One man armed, the other with his face covered, entered the Pollolandia restaurant in Philadelphia, Carrillo, in Guanacaste after closing to rob the place. But they got a surprise, an unforgiving waitress attacks them with her broom she was using for clean up. In...

Are Fast Food Restaurants Being Targeted By Robbers?

QCOSTARICA - Fast food restaurants are being targeted by robbers, the proof of this is the number of robberies of fast food restaurants in the past five weeks: three. The most recent was on Sunday when two men hit at gunpoint the Papa John's in...

Don’t Fall Victim To The Flat Tire Scam, OIJ Says

QCOSTARICA - The Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) is warning of the latest scam on our roads, targeting mainly men over 55 and driving older cars. According to the OIJ warning, 3-5 antisocials operate between 10:00am and 3:00pm in the areas of San Jose and...

Complaints Are Filed In Only One Third Of Property Crimes

(QCOSTARICA) - The National Household Survey of the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Nacional de Hogares del Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos - INEC), notes that in 2014, more people victims of robbery or home invasion decided to file a complaint (denuncia...

Vandals Loot Turrialba Volcano Monitoring Station

QCOSTARICA - Despite the importance for the country the work done by scientists from the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (OVSICORI), crime does not discriminate. On their visit to the Turrialba volcano Tuesday, experts found one of the monitoring stations located in La...

Thieves Make Hole In Wall To Steal Television From Downtown San Jose Bar

QCOSTARICA - With the intent of stealing a television set from a bar in downtown San José, two men opened a hole in the wall of the Bar Limón, located on Avenida 7 and Call 1. However, the masterminds of this heist didn't get very...

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