Baby Bandito True Story: All about 'real' $15m cash shipment heist by Kevin Tapia & gang
Baby Bandito is inspired by a true story that revolves around a real-life robbery that took place in 2014 at the International Airport of Santiago, Chile.-
American streaming giant Netflix is all set to end the first month of 2024 on a high note with the release of a romantic heist thriller titled Baby Bandito on January 31, 2024. Directed by Julio Jorquera, Baby Bandito is a crime thriller starring Nicolas Contreras, Francisca Armstrong, and more in the leading roles. Baby Bandito revolves around a man named Kevin Tapia and his gang who carry out a massive heist at the International Airport of Santiago, Chile. To be precise, Baby Bandito is inspired by a true story that revolves around a real-life robbery that took place in 2014 at the International Airport of Santiago, Chile. Since you have landed on this page, True Scoop News assumes that are keen to know about Baby Bandito True Story or Baby Bandito Real Story. Below is everything you need to know about the 'real-life' Baby Bandito story-
Baby Bandito True Story
As mentioned above, Baby Bandito is a true story, the story draws inspiration from the 2014 robbery at the International Airport of Santiago, Chile. The official synopsis of the movie says, "His name is Kevin Tapia. But in Europe he's known as "Il Baby Bandito". This is the story of the skater that pulled off the heist of the century in Chile."
Talking about Baby Bandito real story, in 2014, an armed gang stole a cash shipment worth about $15m (£11.5m) from a warehouse at Santiago airport. At least seven men entered the cargo area of the airport where the cash was stored and forced the security guards to hand the money over at gunpoint. They used two vehicles, one painted in the colours and with the logo of courier company DHL.
Notably, Chile has witnessed multiple high-profile robberies. In 2020, two people died after a multimillion-dollar heist was foiled at Chile's largest airport. As per reports, footage of the incident at the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago showed a shootout between robbers and officials from the country's DGAC aviation agency below a LATAM Airlines aircraft. The armed robbers tried to steal $32.5mn. The aircraft, which arrived from Miami, was carrying $32.5 million to be transported locally by security provider Brinks.
Baby Bandito Storyline
Talking about Baby Bandito storyline, the crime thriller around a skating prodigy named Kevin, who lives in the 'hood' or the underprivileged suburbs. But his ordinary, lazy life changes when he falls in love with Genesis, a stunning, privileged young girl. As their passionate relationship blooms, the latter’s mother tells Kevin that he is not good enough for her and should leave her alone.
Instead of being deterred, a determined Kevin, along with his dream girl and friends Pantera, Mistica, and Panda, decide to pull off the most daring heist of Chile and steal a blueprint from a dangerous group of gangsters, The Butchers, in order to extract six million pesos from a certain cargo. Disguised and armed, the amateur group actually pulled it off. And then began the real story.