Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-072 (14-068)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 21, 2014
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Christopher Nelson was located and arrested in Biloxi, Mississippi.
    • Thursday
    • February 20, 2014
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Chase Bank
    • 10934 Causeway Boulevard
    • Brandon

    UPDATE: 

    Christopher Nelson was located in a hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi. Nelson was taken into custody by local police without incident. He will be held in jail until he's brought back to Hillsborough County.

    Suspect: (warrant issued)

    Christopher M Nelson
    DOB:10/29/1971
    Ht: 5'8" Wt: 150-160 lbs

    Salt and pepper hair, green eyes, mustache and patch of hair under his bottom lip, slim build.

    LSW: white baseball cap (Auburn University), or a tan hat, blue long sleeve fleece shirt, blue jean pants and white tennis shoes.

    Details:

    Christopher Nelson has been identified as the suspect in the Chase Bank robbery on February 17, 2014 in Hillsborough County and SunTrust and Wells Fargo Banks in Pasco County on February 18, 2014. On all occasions Nelson entered the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money.

    Previous News Release 14-068:

    On February, 17, 2014, just after 4:30 pm, an unidentified suspect walked into the Chase Bank, 10934 Causeway Blvd in Brandon and handed a bank teller a note demanding cash.

    The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of cash and then walked out of the bank. He then entered the driver's side of a black 4 door Ford Explorer waiting in the parking lot and drove away southbound with an unidentified adult in the front passenger seat.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect(s) is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).
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