Baby Bandito True Story: Who is 'real-life' Kevin Tapia's girlfriend Genesis Roca?

Baby Bandito is inspired by real events that revolve around the life of young skater turned robber Kevin Tapia who steals 6 billion pesos from the International Airport of Santiago, Chile

Baby Bandito True Story: Who is 'real-life' Kevin Tapia's girlfriend Genesis Roca? -

Chilean crime-thriller series Baby Bandito was released on Netflix on January 31, 2024, and ever since then fans have wondering what is real and what is fiction. Directed by Julio Jorquera, Baby Bandito is a crime thriller starring Nicolas Contreras, Francisca Armstrong, and more in the leading roles. The multi-lingual series revolves around a teenager named Kevin Tapia played by Nicolas Contreras who assembles a team to carry out the 'heist of the century' at the International Airport of Santiago, Chile. Since you have landed on this page, True Scoop News assumes that you have already watched Baby Bandito on Netflix and are wondering about real-life Kevin Tapia's girlfriend Genesis Roca. Below is everything you need to know about Kevin Tapia's real-life girlfriend Genesis Roca- 

 

Is Baby Bandito a true story?

 

The answer is yes. Baby Bandito is inspired by real events that revolve around the life of young skater turned robber Kevin Tapia who steals 6 billion pesos from the International Airport of Santiago, Chile along with his team. The makers have clarified that they have tweaked some facts for themselves and their fans, therefore it can be said that Baby Bandito is not entirely a true story. Notably, the makers have also taken the liberty of using fictional names. It means real-life Kevin Tapia is Kevin Holguin. Kevin Holguin was not a skater but he indeed fled Chile with his girlfriend after the 'heist of the century'. 

 

Who is Kevin Holguin's girlfriend Genesis Roca?

 

Baby Bandito series showcases Kevin fleeing with his girlfriend or let's say ladylove Genesis Roca. As mentioned above the makers have taken the liberty to fictionalize the events, but 'real-life' Kevin Tapia's girlfriend's name was not Genesis Roca. In real life, Kevin and his partner fled the country soon after the robbery. However, the name Genesis Roca is purely fictional. The real name of Kevin’s partner was never disclosed in the media. The couple used the stolen money to live a luxurious life in the Caribbean and Europe and used fake IDs and documents to travel to countries like France, Italy, and Spain, where they took refuge. However, Baby Bandito has showcased that it was due to Genesis, Kevin Holguin was caught by the authorities. 

 

However, there is a photo of Kevin Holguin and his girlfriend on a vacation has been shared by Chilean media. Below you can see Kevin Holguin's girlfriend pic- 

 

Who is real-life Kevin Tapia?

 

Real-life Kevin Tapia is Kevin Holguin. The infamous 'heist of the century' was carried out by Kevin Holguin Sepulveda and his gang on August 12, 2014. As per reports, in 2014, Kevin Holguin assembled six to ten armed robbers and broke into the Arturo Merino Benitez airport and looted 6 billion pesos from Brink’s securities transport truck. As shown in the series, the money was meant for the ATMs in Fiesta de la Pampilla before it was stolen by Kevin Holguin Sepulveda and his gang. After carrying out the heist, Kevin Holguin and his gang went underground. However, the police finally caught the robbers one by one, except for Kevin Holguin, the 22-year-old thief, who became the face of the heist.


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