An armed group heist resulted in an unexpected death at the Costa Rica Dorado Casino in the middle of the night. They managed to get the cash they wanted but a security guard had other ideas. He valiantly intervened and was shot.
The tragedy occurred on April 5th in the wee hours of the morning after nine masked men entered the venue to the surprise of patrons and staff. They were able to purloin eight million colones ($13,000) before the fatal shooting of 52-year-old Edgar Martin Castro Naranjo.
While the guard had been stationed outside the casino, he entered upon detecting suspicious activity while on his bicycle making rounds. He did not brandish a weapon, but the robbers shot him in the chest, nonetheless. Sadly, he died within minutes.
It was a planned invasion and cruel attack. The Chief of the Homicide Division of the local police, Marco Carrion, believes it was an organized criminal group arriving in two vehicles (silver and blue) with a methodical plan.
“We know that there were more than six and, having participated so many, we’re talking about a group with a certain grade of organization. Evidently, because of the type of location and the type of attack, given the presence of security personnel, [the assailants] had to have an organized distribution of responsibilities.”
The Costa Rican police force is actively conducting a thorough investigation, but the robbers got away, leaving nary a lead. There were surveillance cameras, but they did not show the incident. Perhaps it is the perfect crime.