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Suspected '09 Bank Robber Caught Through DNA Evidence

Clearwater Police say a DNA database match led to Wednesday's arrest of Arris Tayron Williams of Largo, who is accused of robbing a Clearwater BB&T bank in 2009.

Police have arrested a man suspected of robbing a Clearwater bank in 2009 and credit his capture to DNA profiling, authorities announced Wednesday.

Arris Tayron Williams, 31, of Largo, is accused of robbing the BB&T bank, 23684 U.S. 19 N., on Jan. 30, 2009. 

Clearwater Police detectives had submitted DNA samples from the scene and established a profile into a DNA database, public safety spokesperson Elizabeth Watts said Wednesday. They were recently notified of a match and worked with the Largo Police Department to locate and apprehend Williams.

Williams was arrested Wednesday near Second and Missouri avenues in Largo. Clearwater detectives obtained a confession, Watts said.

Williams is being held in Pinellas County Jail on $50,000 bond and is awaiting trial on a robbery charge.

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