Reward for Texas Most Wanted Criminal IncreasedPress Release
AUSTIN, TEXAS – The reward for information leading to the capture of Agapito Salinas, 45, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, has been increased to $12,500. This award amount is only valid for the month of May. Salinas, a confirmed Texas Syndicate gang member, is wanted for parole violation after being charged for aggravated robbery. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Salinas has been wanted since April 2015 and has ties to Brownsville. In 2003, Salinas was convicted in Dallas County for aggravated robbery and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Previously, in the 1990s, Salinas served time in prison on multiple occasions for drug and burglary convictions.
Salinas is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds. Salinas has tattoos of teardrops near both his eyes, a tattoo of a cross on his forehead, a tattoo of a star on his chin, and multiple other tattoos on his neck, chest, hands, arms and legs. Salinas may be known by the nickname “Pito,” and wear glasses on occasion.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods:
- 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 tips are anonymous, regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number.
For more information and updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at: www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=354.
Law enforcement reminds the public to not attempt to apprehend these fugitives alone, as they are considered armed and dangerous.