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'Spider Girl' gang held in Chile

Police have arrested two members of one of Chile's most notorious gangs, known as the Spider Girls. The all-girl gang of teenagers were infamous for climbing up buildings in Santiago to burgle luxury apartments.

In a spate of high-profile robberies in 2005, they made off with thousands of pounds worth of jewellery.

Lurking in the gardens of expensive parts of Santiago, the four girls hurled ropes and hooks up to balcony railings, hauled themselves up and walked through the flat windows. They then walked out of the buildings as if they were visitors.

The gang members were arrested last year but three of them were sent to reform school rather than prison because of their age.

They vowed to change their ways but after being released, one Spider Girl, Yasna, returned to her old tricks, recruiting a new member, Marcielle.

Despite both being heavily pregnant, they still managed to climb up to the third floor of some flats.


12 Responses:

  1. ex_sonjaaa says:

    There's a movie dying to be made there...

  2. brad says:

    Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery!

    • injector says:

      One nice ring can easily cost a couple thousand Pounds.

    • kehoea says:

      When I started using Macs as a fresh-faced teenager, after Windows and Unix, it made a hugely positively impression on me how sensible the non-standard keyboard shortcuts were. Except for Alt + Hash-Mark for £; that made no sense at all.

  3. lordshell says:

    Spider-Girl! Spider-Girl!

    Does whatever a spider . . . curls?

    Blast! What the devil rhymes with 'girl'?

  4. 33mhz says:

    So awesome. This tops (barely) the notorious New Orleans drag queen gang.

  5. thefrank says:

    I think that leniency is called for if a caper is bold and daring enough. And by "bold and daring" I mean Batman-esq, not some stupid Enron crap.

  6. lherrera says:

    Heh. Last year they were charged for robbing on a 6th floor apartment. They entered by the balcony. I don't remember reading anything about hooks or ropes in the local media, thought.

  7. rakafkaven says:

    I believe you wish to welcome our new massively gravid teen girl supervillain overlords.