Police arrest suspect in Chi Chi Rodriguez robbery
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico police say they have arrested the main suspect in the robbery inside the home of golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez.
Police spokeswoman Leticia Jover says 51-year-old Rey Francisco Rivera Marrero was arrested on Wednesday in the San Juan suburb of Bayamon.
Jover says Rivera led a group of five assailants who broke into Rodriguez’s apartment at a southern coast golf resort on May 19. They tied up Rodriguez and his wife and stole cash and jewelry worth $500,000.
The 74-year-old golfer said in an interview that he has been installing security systems in his home since the robbery.