Argentine police officers capture the 36-year-old black widow who drugged and robbed businessmen she partied with
Argentina authorities have brought charges against a crew of four so-called “black widows,” including a 17-year-old who was wanted for drugging and robbing businessmen they met in public and on social media.
Sabrina Cynthia Novillo, 36, and Pamela Sosa, 17, and a 29-year-old man were arrested on July 20 at a clandestine party held in the city of Quilmes, Buenos Aires, despite the social distance measures in place since March due to COVID -19 pandemic.
Novillo’s sister, Macarena Novillo, and her sister-in-law, Karen Nieva, were also arrested the following days.
Novillo and the rest of the group are bound by at least five robberies between 2018 and 2020.
Police say Novillo was present for the alleged robberies on May 2 and 3, 2018; June 27-28, 2018; October 19, 2019; March 15, 2020; and May 25, 2020.
Authorities say Sabrina Cynthia Novillo was part of a group targeting wealthy men in Buenos Aires, Argentina who befriended them before drugging their drinks and robbing their belongings
Sabrina Cynthia Novillo (center) received a three-year suspended sentence in 2019 for her involvement in seven robberies
Their filming followed a three-month investigation into the robbery of a 52-year-old restaurant businessman in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
The man, whose name had not been released, told authorities that on May 25 he invited Novillo and Sosa to his apartment after meeting them via WhatsApp and that his driver picked up the couple.
The victim told police that the meeting was aimed at a business proposal. After a few glasses of champagne, one of the two women reportedly gave him a pill of benzodiazepine, a psychoactive drug, that put him to sleep completely.
He woke up the next morning and saw $ 70,000 missing, along with a Rolex and Hublot watch and his iPhone. The woman took his car keys and fled in his Toyota Corolla.
Police officers in the Quilmes neighborhood of Buenos Aires went to break a clandestine party on July 20 and arrested Sabrina Cynthia Novillo (left), a 29-year-old man who was part of the gang targeting wealthy men, and 17-year-old Pamela Sosa
Sabrina Cynthia Novillo was present for alleged robberies on May 2-3, 2018; June 27-28, 2018; October 19, 2019; March 15, 2020; and May 25, 2020
Walter Busse was the main victim of Sabrina Cynthia Novillo. He brought her and another woman to his apartment on April 26, 2011 and was drugged. He woke up the following afternoon to find that his dog along with other personal items had been stolen
According to Infobae, Novillo and Sosa also lured a 48-year-old construction business owner on October 19, 2019 after meeting him at the restaurant.
The divorced man, identified as MT by the authorities, addressed the women in a friendly conversation at around 3 a.m. and invited them to his home at around 5 a.m. Over a few drinks, the man bragged to the women about owning a house in the affluent Nordelta neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
He told investigators that he was initially against taking Novillo and Sosa to the home of the Nordelta before finally admitting. They arrived at his second home at around 7:40 a.m. and had a few more drinks before one of the two women took a pill in his drink that knocked him out.
Sabrina Cynthia Novillo received a three-year suspended sentence in February for her role in seven robberies from 2009 to 2012
Authorities link Sabrina Cynthia Novillo to robberies in May 2018; June 2018; October 2019; March 2020; and May 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. On every occasion, Novillo accompanied men to their homes before they were drugged and robbed, police say
Authorities arrested Sabrina Cynthia Novillo at a clandestine party held at a residence in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Quilmes on July 20
The women took his BMW and returned to his apartment, stealing at least $ 70,000, plus 30,000 Argentine pesos and three luxury watches.
Novillo made news for luring Argentinian footballer Walter Busse after meeting him on April 26, 2011. Busse took Novillo and another woman home before waking up the following afternoon and discovered his dog was missing along with a laptop, iPad, two Blackberry phones, a camera, his television and Mini Cooper.
Novillo received a three-year suspended sentence in February 2019 after spending eight months in a federal prison investigating her role in seven robberies in which she participated from 2009 to 2012.