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Lester Eugene Fowler, not Rick James, identified as Super Freak Bandit

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"Bitches..."
Last week, we told you about the latest bank robber named by the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force: the Super Freak Bandit, named for his curly wig, not because anyone suspected the late Rick James.

Now, the feds think they've got their man -- which explains why the holiday weekend didn't qualify as a freaky good time for Lester Eugene Fowler.

Look below to get another look at the man authorities have identified as the 44-year-old Fowler. Also on view -- the latest release, plus the original announcement about a super-cool menace to all that's good and true about America.

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"I was just getting my Freak on."

On Friday evening May 28, 2010 the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force (RMSSTF) arrested LESTER EUGENE FOWLER, 09-30-1965, for Bank Robbery.

An investigation conducted by the FBI RMSSTF identified FOWLER as the "SUPER FREAK BANDIT" believed to be wanted for five Denver metro bank robberies. The FBI Denver SWAT Team and the Denver Police Department arrested FOWLER without incident in the 3200 block of Krameria Street.

Anonymous tips received from the community following his latest bank robbery, with the help of the Denver media in getting his photograph out to the public, greatly assisted in identifying FOWLER as the SUPER FREAK BANDIT.

FOWLER was jailed in the Denver City Jail and will appear before a United States Magistrate Judge. The case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney's Office, District of Colorado.

He is believed to be responsible for five bank robberies in the Denver metro area:

03/18/10 at 11:15 am, Bank of Choice, 3095 S. Parker Rd. Aurora.

03/24/10 at 9:10 am, UMB Bank, 707 Colorado Blvd. Denver.

04/13/10 at 9:10 am, Bank of Denver, 530 S. Holly St. Denver.

05/13/10 at 9:06 am, TCF Bank, 1710 S. Havana St. Aurora.

05/24/10 at 9:30 am, Public Service Credit Union, 815 Colorado Blvd. Denver

Bank robbery is punishable by a twenty year prison sentence for each offense and increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime.

The FBI continues to provide financial institutions with the best practices for security to make them less vulnerable to robberies.

If anyone has any information on the bank robbery above, or any bank robbery, please call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171; or, you can remain anonymous and earn up to two thousand dollars ($2,000) by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).

Original release:

The Denver Police Department and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force responded to a bank robbery which occurred on

Monday, May 24, 2010 at approximately 9:30 am at the

Public Service Credit Union
815 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado

The suspect is described as a black male, 35-45 years of age, 5'10"-6'0", approximately 180 lbs, medium build, wearing a dark hooded jacket, dark sunglasses, and a dark hat.

He is believed to have worn a jheri curl type wig in prior bank robberies. The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force has dubbed this bank robber the "Super Freak Bandit."

The suspect enters the banks, points, and loudly orders the tellers around. He approaches multiple tellers in each bank and makes a verbal demand for money. He has threatened a weapon but no weapon has been shown.

He is believed to be responsible for a total of five bank robberies in the Denver metro area:

03/18/10 at 11:15 am, Bank of Choice, 3095 S. Parker Rd. Aurora.

03/24/10 at 9:10 am, UMB Bank, 707 Colorado Blvd. Denver.

04/13/10 at 9:10 am, Bank of Denver, 530 S. Holly St. Denver.

05/13/10 at 9:06 am, TCF Bank, 1710 S. Havana St. Aurora.

05/24/10 at 9:30 am, Public Service Credit Union, 815 Colorado Blvd. Denver

Bank robbery is punishable by a twenty year prison sentence for each offense and increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime.

The FBI continues to provide financial institutions with the best practices for security to make them less vulnerable to robberies.

If anyone has any information on the bank robbery above, or any bank robbery, please call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171; or, you can remain anonymous and earn up to two thousand dollars ($2,000) by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).


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