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Suspect in four Tampa area bank robberies arrested in Mississippi

Tribune staff
Published:   |   Updated: February 21, 2014 at 09:39 AM

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A man wanted in four Tampa area bank robberies within two days last week has been arrested Thursday in Mississippi, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

Christopher Nelson, 42, was arrested in a Biloxi, Miss., hotel, the sheriff’s office said.

On Monday and Tuesday, sheriff’s investigators say Nelson robbed a Chase bank in Brandon, a SunTrust bank in Wesley Chapel, and two Wells Fargo Banks in Zephyrhills.

He will be held in a Mississippi jail until he’s extradited to the Tampa area, where he will face robbery charges in both Hillsborough and Pasco counties.

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