Roberto Solis

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Roberto Solis (born 1945) is an armored car robber, convicted murderer and poet. He has more than 30 aliases including Pancho Aguila, a pen name he used in prison while writing poetry.

Solis served 17 years in prison for murdering a security guard during a robbery in 1969.[1][2] He was given parole in 1992.[3] Following his release, he met Heather Tallchief, who became employed by a security company at his urging. In October 1993, following Solis' instructions, Tallchief drove away in an armored vehicle containing $2.5 million.[2][3] The two subsequently went on the run and had a child.[4] Tallchief gave herself up in September 2005, but Solis is still at large.[3]


  • Aguila, Pancho, 1976. Hijacked. Berkeley : Twowindows Press.
  • Aguila, Pancho, 1977. 11 Poems. San Jose: Mango Press.
  • Aguila, Pancho, 1977. Anti-gravity. Berkeley: Aldebaran Review.
  • Aguila, Pancho, 1977. Dark Smoke: Poems. San Francisco : Second Coming Press. ISBN 0-915016-14-1
  • [5] The Therapeutist and the 3rd Day Hunger Poem, 1978, single tri-fold sheet, Berkeley: Artaud's Elbow
  • [6] Clash, 1980 Paperback, Poetry For The People


  1. ^ "News: Heist suspect turns self in". Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Weary fugitive gives up after 12 years on the run". The Times. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Roberto Solis". America's Most Wanted. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Fugitive surrenders for Las Vegas armored truck heist". Lundigton Daily News. 17 September 2005. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  5. ^ AbeBooks
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