Roberto Solis

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Roberto Solis
Born1945 (age 76–77)
DisappearedOctober 1993
Known forArmored car robber
Spouse(s)Heather Tallchief

Roberto Solis is a convicted murderer, armored car robber, and criminal. He has more than 30 aliases including Pancho Aguila, a pen name he used in prison while writing poetry. He disappeared in October 1993.

Criminal background[edit]

Solis served 23 years in prison for murdering Louis Dake, a security guard, during an armored truck 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 $3.1 million.[2][3] The two subsequently went on the run and had a child.[4] Tallchief gave herself up in September 2005.[5] On March 30, 2006, she was sentenced to 63 months in prison and released on parole in June 2010,[6] but Solis is still at large.[3]

See also[edit]


  • 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
  • Clash, 1980 Paperback, Poetry For The People
  • The Therapeutist and the 3rd Day Hunger Poem, 1978, single tri-fold sheet, Berkeley: Artaud's Elbow


  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. Archived from the original on 25 December 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Fugitive surrenders for Las Vegas armored truck heist". Lundigton Daily News. 17 September 2005. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
  5. ^ Archibold, Randal C. (2005-09-16). "Fugitive in Armored Car Theft Gives Up After 12 Years". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-01-08.
  6. ^ "Heather Tallchief, Once the "Most Wanted Woman in America," Turned Herself in a While Ago". 14 July 2021.