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Fingerprint leads investigators to Largo Bank robbery suspect

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Zimmer, 23, was on drug offender probation at the time of her latest arrest for assisting her boyfriend in at least one bank robbery. Zimmer, 23, was on drug offender probation at the time of her latest arrest for assisting her boyfriend in at least one bank robbery.
LARGO (FOX 13) -

A fingerprint left behind at a crime scene led detectives to a pair of convicted felons Friday afternoon in Seminole.

Nathan Blisard and Meaghan Renee Zimmer are facing a variety of charges stemming from a string of recent bank robberies in Pinellas County.

Both were booked into the Pinellas County Jail just after 2 p.m.

Bond for Blisard, 29, is $170,000. Zimmer, 23, is being held without bond because she was already on drug offender probation.

According to a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office report a fingerprint belonging to Blisard was recovered from the Wells Fargo Bank at 13099 Park Blvd. in Seminole. On Wednesday a white male entered the location just before closing time.

He handed a teller a note demanding cash and implied he had a gun but one was not seen. PCSO Crime Scene units were dispatched to the bank and while processing the scene discovered Blisard's print.

Detectives conducting a follow-up investigation found that Blisard was living in the Seminole area with Zimmer. Strategic Enforcement Section deputies performed a traffic stop on Blisard at the intersection of Starkey Rd. and 76th Ave. North.

Blisard was driving a vehicle witnesses reported seeing leaving the crime scene.

Zimmer was located at a nearby residence and taken into custody. Investigators say the female suspect admitted to driving the get-away vehicle during Wednesday's robbery in Largo.

Additional charges may be filed against the couple as the investigation continues. Both suspects have extensive arrest records in Pinellas County and both have served time in state prison.

If you have any information about this case or other possible criminal activity involving Blisard and Zimmer please contact Detective Keith Johnson of the Robbery/Homicide Unit at 727-582-6200; or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

 

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