August 23rd, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) A man known as “Chucky” who authorities say has been previously charged with at least 15 robberies of homes, stores, and pedestrians has been arrested for his involvement in the stick-up of churchgoers during a Holy Hour service in a church in Barrio San Cayetano in San José.
The man was identified after a security camera at the church was able to capture images of the man and his accomplice making their escape from the church.
According to churchgoers, the two suspects entered the church and sat amongst a group of elderly women in a pew, where at first they pretended to join in prayer.
However, their intentions shortly became clear when the men brandished a firearm and began to rob churchgoers of valuables, including cellular phones and cash.
The arrest was made at the man’s home in Cartago.