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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –   The Bandana Bandit, the armed robber that terrorized Albany businesses for one month in the summer 2008, was sentenced to life in prison Monday.

32-year-old Jerome Lowe plead guilty to nine counts of armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault this morning, before his trail could begin.

 Judge Denise Marshall sentenced him to life in prison.

Lowe in June and July 2008 robbed eight businesses at gunpoint in very similar fashion, each time wearing a bandana over his face.

But several business owners recognized him, because he often went into their stores to case them out before robbing them.

Lowe told the Judge he committed the robberies for his then five-year-old son.

"He was doing it for his child, but he put dozens of people literally under the gun, with these robberies. And his effect on the whole community was just devastating," said Dougherty D. A. Greg Edwards.

Jerome Lowe had served four years in prison for robbery before. His life sentence will allow him to request parole in 30 years; when he is 62 years old.

 

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