Netflix’s dramatized docuseries Heist begins with the two-part story of American fugitive Heather Tallchief and her pseudonymous partner Roberto Solis. On October 1, 1993, the pair took control of Loomis armored truck, which was transporting roughly $3.1 million in cash removed from several Las Vegas casino ATMs. The pair then flew to Denver and then later to Miami and then later to the Netherlands, where Tallchief and Solis parted ways.
Tallchief was then pregnant with the couple’s son. She decided to stay in the Netherlands. She spent the next twelve years in Europe, returning to the United States in December 2005 to turn herself in; her fraudulent passport was due to expire. Tallchief would serve 63 months in prison. She was also ordered to repay Loomis more than $2.9 million. After she had parted with Solis in the Netherlands, Tallchief had less than $100,000 of that money. Where the money went is but one of several remaining mysteries of the heist.
Tallchief might have faced a much longer prison sentence were it not for the involvement of Roberto Solis, who Tallchief claimed had greatly influenced and orchestrated her role in the robbery. Tallchief had met Solis in a San Francisco bar when she was 21. He soon after coaxed her into his world, one already full of violence and theft.
Who is Roberto Solis?
Roberto Solis used some 21 aliases during his life of crime. Solis was arrested in 1969 after killing Loomis driver Louis Dake during a botched armored truck robbery. Solis was sentenced to life in prison where he began writing poetry as “Pancho Aguila.” His publications lead outside poets and artists to petition the parole board to grant Solis leniency. He was released in 1991. He was 48 when he met the 21-year-old Tallchief at a bar.
Tallchief was intrigued by Solis, who wanted to read her tarot and later taught her about “Sex Magick.” Tallchief told investigators about when she first went over to his apartment.
She said she soon fell in love with him weeks after meeting.
The two then moved to Las Vegas where Solis began to orchestrate the eventual heist.
Where is Roberto Solis now?
Tallchief claims she lost track of Solis in 1995 while in Amsterdam. She told Netflix, “If you find him, please don’t tell him where I am.” If alive, Solis would be 76.
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