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1993 Circus-Circus Armored Car Heist Suspect Surrenders

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 15th September 2005 10:36am
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A woman on the FBI Most Wanted list accused in a $3.1 million armored truck heist surrendered Thursday after more than 10 years on the run. ADVERTISEMENT Heather Catherine Tallchief is accused of driving an armored truck loaded with cash away from the Circus Circus casino in October 1993. Speaking to reporters before she gave herself up, Tallchief, one of a handful of women ever on the FBI list, acknowledged her role. "I truly feel this is the right thing to do," Tallchief said. Her lawyer said her boyfriend, also accused in the heist, "brainwashed" her into participating. Attorney Robert Axelrod, her lawyer, was with Tallchief when she surrendered at U.S. District Court in Las Vegas. He said she was tired of hiding, and wanted her 10-year-old son to have a chance at living a normal life.

A message seeking comment from the FBI office in Las Vegas was not immediately returned.

Axelrod said Tallchief was an impressionable 21-year-old who blindly followed a persuasive older boyfriend in the Oct. 1, 1993, theft. The boyfriend, Roberto Solis, is now 60 and is still a fugitive on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

Tallchief maintained she was only following Solis' instructions and doesn't know where Solis is now, although they have a son together.

"He brainwashed her, as surely as a Manson kind of character (or) a Jim Jones kind of character," Axelrod said.

Tallchief eluded authorities by living under an assumed name and working as a maid and at other cash jobs in Amsterdam, Netherlands, her lawyer said.

[ Other cash jobs? - Ed ]



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