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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...

OIJ Warns Of Increase Thefts Of The Streets of Downtown San Jose

Q COSTA RICA / If walking about downtown San Jose watch out for pickpockets, warns the head of the robberies section of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ), Eddy Roda Abarca, who said there is a noted increase of robberies perpetrated in the center...

Paso Canoas Customs Manager Arrested

QCOSTARICA - Luis Juarez, the manager of the Paso Canoas customs (aduanas in Spanish) post was arrested on Wednesday, charged with the "willful act or omission" of a public official, punishable with a three to ten year prison sentence. The arrest followed an investigation by...

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...

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