TX DPS offers $7,500 reward for 'Tango Blast' gang member, sex offender
POSTED: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 9:37am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 3:48pm
Austin, TX (KETK) — The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Robert Anthony Lopez, 48, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. The Tango Blast gang member has a violent criminal past, including the fondling of two children younger than five, and is wanted for parole violation. All tips can be offered anonymously.
Lopez has ties to the Bexar County area, and he has been known to work as a painter. Lopez’s criminal history includes aggravated sexual assault of a child, assault causing bodily injury, injury to a disabled person with intent to cause bodily injury, burglary, violation of protective order, prohibited weapons and drug charges.
Lopez is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 188 pounds. He has multiple tattoos, including “SAN ANTO” across his upper back and a heart/arrow/ribbon with names on the right side of his chest. He also has scars on his head and arms. For more information, see his wanted bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=198.
Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders.
There are four different ways to provide anonymous tips:
Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
Text the letters DPS – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
Submit a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are anonymous.
DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists – with photos on the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.