The year was 1993, and a young woman struggling for money was being charmed by an eccentric man 17-years her senior who was buying her drinks at a bar.
That woman – Heather Tallchief – became a shadow of her former self after meeting this mysterious stranger.
She decided to run away with him when he became the pseudonymous partner Roberto Solis.
In Netflix's documentary Heist, Heather was interviewed about her relationship with Roberto and she described him as being "the stillness in the eye of the storm".
"He gave a sense of purpose, direction, security," she explained.
"I ended up moving in with him not long after that. He made me feel like a Queen. I'm talking flowers, roses, petals on the floor, kind of Romeo kind of oh please but the female part of me loved that.
"It was easy. It was comforting. However, it would be that I described love it would be him."
However, she wasn't in the dark about his criminal career as he was an outlaw when they met but it was undoubtedly the influence he had over her that got her involved in his life of crime.
She had lost her job to her cocaine habit and became reliant on him. She was desperate to be loved and claimed to have never felt anything like the love he gave her before.
He would also perform "sex magick" on her to keep her under his spell and get what they wanted from the world.
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She said: "The highest achievement of sex is orgasm, but where does this energy go? It's just expended out into the ether.
"So how do you harness this energy? The end goal is to speak something into existence – abracadabra. In our case, we needed to earn more money, so we needed to get jobs."
Heather found a security job in Las Vegas where she worked for a few months before her boyfriend hit the casino.
On October 1, 1993, the pair took control of a Loomis armoured 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.
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After she had parted with Solis, 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.
At the time, she was pregnant with the couple’s son. She decided to stay in the Netherlands.
She spent the next 12 years in Europe, returning to the United States in December 2005 to turn herself in; her fraudulent passport was due to expire.
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Tallchief could have faced a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison but was only sentenced to 63 months. She was also ordered to repay Loomis more than $2.9 million. She was released in 2010.
In the final moments of the Netflix show, Tallchief reflects on where her accomplice Roberto Solis is now, insisting he must be dead.
She says: "I don't think he's alive. No, there's no way. There's no way. If he's alive, good on you, mate. You did it."
Tallchief then confessed she would never share Solis's whereabouts if she did know.
She added: "If you find him, please don't tell him where I am."
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