Posted on January 18 2016 at 21:43 pm
Hollywood has made a lot of money from glamourising female criminals in the past, and it seems that a new story may be in the pipeline after a British woman was arrested in Argentina. It’s no secret that Argentina don’t like the Brits, so this young lady has done nothing for international relations between the two countries.
The 26-year-old, nicknamed the ‘Barbie Bandit’ thanks to her blonde hair and resemblance to the iconic doll, was arrested after burgling a number of expensive homes in Buenos Aires. Georgia Wawman is originally from Marlborough, Wiltshire, but arrived in the South American country with her son two years ago (Wawman’s stepmother also reportedly lives in Argentina).
So what did she actually do? Suspected of carrying out 16 raids in total in the northern regions of Campaña, Escobar and Zarate, it is not known if more robberies can be attributed to this blonde bombshell.
“In some cases the gang dressed up in police uniforms and cut through wires to enter properties,” a police source said, according to Mail Online.
“They used latex gloves to ensure there were no fingerprints.”
Arrested alongside her boyfriend Jose Miño (a 32-year-old Argentinian who previously spent three-and-a-half years in jail for theft) and six others, the days of the ‘Barbie Bandit’ are now over by the looks of things. All the group now face up to 16 counts of burglary. No amateur outfit, police seized guns, bulletproof vests and police uniforms in the raids that saw the group arrested.
A beautiful young woman stealing with the help of a gun, remind you of anyone? Thankfully the ‘Barbie Bandit’ didn’t get the chance to go all Bonnie Parker on us, but I think the rich and famous of Argentina will sleep a little easier knowing she’s behind bars.