Lowen convicted of robbing Walker bank
A Hubbard County man has been convicted in federal court of robbing an Akeley branch bank in February.
Edward Joseph Lowen's case was filed in U.S. District Court in Minnesota this spring because the federal penalties are stiffer for bank robbery. He faced a single count of bank robbery. A grand jury indicted him April 13. That resulted in the dismissal of the state charges he was facing.
Lowen, 54, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.
He was found guilty late Tuesday following a two-day trial in Duluth.
He was charged with entering the State Bank of Walker Feb. 26 and using an air pistol to rob the teller of $2,525. The money was never recovered.
Lowen will undergo a pre-sentence investigation before he is sentenced.