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Is Bandana Bandit behind bars?

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Jerome William Lowe (Albany Police Dept.) Jerome William Lowe (Albany Police Dept.)

July 10, 2008


ALBANY, GA - (WALB) - The man believed to be the bandana bandit is in custody. Albany Police arrested Jerome William Lowe after a 10th holdup Thursday afternoon. 

Police tell WALB that an armed black man came into the Wash House coin laundry and check cashing store at 312 South Slappey and demanded money.

At 12:20, APD says that the man, dressed in dark clothes, a mask, and hat, showed a gun, and told the attendant to fill his bag with money.

This is the M-O of the man who police say has robbed nine businesses in Albany in the last few weeks.

Police apparently knew who they were looking for, and arrested the suspect at a house on Frost Street in East Albany.

  • Here's more on the crimes believed to have been committed by the 'bandana bandit'

The crime spree started June 13th with a holdup at McCollum Cleaners on East Broad, just down the street from where he was caught today. The next day, the Western Sizzlin' in East Albany was robbed, followed on June 15th by a holdup at the Express Lane at Gillionville and Lockett Station Roads.

A week later, the Hot Dog King was held up, then a week after that Hardee's on East Oglethorpe was robbed.

The Holiday Inn was stuck up July 1st, Dollar General on East Oglethorpe was robbed July 3rd, Burger King on West Oglethorpe was held up July 4th and Cracker Barrel on July 5th.

Thursday's robbery was the first since the Cracker Barrel holdup Saturday.