A 26-year-old British woman nicknamed “the Barbie bandit” has been accused of burgling from 16 luxury homes in Argentina. Georgia Wawman has been arrested by police after exclusive homes and country clubs close to Buenos Aires were targeted.
According to local media, the burglaries took place in gated communities in the northern part of the bustling city. Wawman, who is originally from Marlborough in Wiltshire, has now been charged with 16 burglary offences. She was arrested along with her boyfriend – who reportedly has a previous conviction for robbery – and six other people.
As reported by Mail Online, a police source said: “In some cases the gang dressed up in police uniforms and cut through wires to enter properties.
“They used latex gloves to ensure there were no fingerprints.”
It is believed Wawman – who has a son – arrived in Argentina two years ago because her stepmother lives there.
She then reportedly began dating her current boyfriend who had a criminal record.
It is thought she played a minor role during the burglaries.
However, local media report that when the gang were arrested, she allegedly shouted” “Watch out what to say”.