Armed Crook Hires Uber Driver For Getaway Car


Looks like robbers are trying a new getaway vehicle. Fortunately, the mission failed and the police arrested the crook alongside an Uber driver and a second passenger.

According to police reports, 23-year-old Dashawn Terrell Cochran walked into a Royal Farms Store in the 8200 block of Harford Road on the early morning of Oct. 14. He allegedly grabbed a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine and headed to the counter. 

"As one employee walked to the register to help the suspect with the purchase, the suspect went over to another employee, pointed a gun at him, and took him to the register area," says the Baltimore County government in a press release.

The suspect allegedly fled the establishment with an undisclosed amount of money taken from the registers.

Officers were able to get a description of the suspect and a K-9 unit immediately set off to track him until he was spotted riding a car.

Authorities stopped the silver Lexus containing three men.

Upon verification, the other men were identified as an Uber driver and a second passenger, both were proven to have no participation in the crime. The driver had just picked up the passengers before the police stopped the car.

Two men were released while Cochran is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bail. 

Taken into custody within half an hour from receipt of the distress call, Cochran was charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and theft of less than $1,000.

Meanwhile, Uber doesn't really make a good getaway vehicle. In case the car was not stopped immediately, the plate number will give away the suspect's route given that the car is on GPS.

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