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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Just after 11:00 Friday morning, Albany Police reported that 29-year-old Jerome Lowe had confessed to a string of armed robberies.
He was arrested Thursday afternoon shortly after a robbery on South Slappey. Less than 24-hours later, he made his appearance before a judge.
Lowe, who police say was behind 10 hold-ups at Albany businesses since June 13th, was without his trademark disguise Friday morning as he was lead into the courtroom inside the Dougherty County Jail. Dressed in an orange jump suit, the man who was dubbed the Bandana Bandit stood quietly before a judge.
"Good morning, Mr. Jerome Lowe?" Magistrate Judge Bob Revell asked.
"How you doing?" replied Lowe, who was shackled in hand cuffs and had little more to say as Judge Revell read the charge against him.
"You are accused of the felony offense of armed robbery in the alleged robbery of the Wash House in Albany, Georgia," said Revell.
Police arrested Lowe shortly after the holdup at the Wash House on South Slappey.
A woman at the Wash House told police that the man who robbed her pulled a gun and forced a co-worker to put money into a bag.
But Police already had Lowe under surveillance. They got his name after a previous victim spotted him and wrote down his tag number.
Lowe was arrested at his home on Frost Street. Now, the ex-convict, who already served 5-years in prison for armed robbery, realizes he faces a much stiffer sentence if found guilty of his current charge.
"Please be advised that this is a felony that could carry a maximum punishment of up to 20 years in prison. You are presumed innocent of any charges against you until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law," stated Revell.
Now that police have their confession, Lowe will remain in the Dougherty County Jail awaiting his next day in court.