Roberto Solis

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Roberto Solis
DisappearedOctober 1993
Known forarmored car robber
Spouse(s)Heather Tallchief

Roberto Solis (between September 6, 1945 and January 1, 1959) 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.

Criminal background[edit]

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,[5] 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Weary fugitive gives up after 12 years on the run". The Times. Retrieved 12 January 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c "Roberto Solis". America's Most Wanted. Archived from the original on 25 December 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Fugitive surrenders for Las Vegas armored truck heist". Lundigton Daily News. 17 September 2005. Retrieved 12 January 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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.

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