Robbery Suspect Uses Uber to Make His Getaway


An armed robbery suspect was creative when it came to his getaway car. After robbing a store in Maryland, the 23-year-old man ordered up an Uber.

Baltimore County Police say Dashawn Terrell Cochran pretended to buy a bottle of Tylenol, then pointed a pistol at the clerk behind the register and demanded money. After taking the cash, Cochran ran from the scene, reports ABC News. A witness then saw Cochran get into the back of a silver Lexus. When the vehicle was pulled over, the driver explained he worked for Uber. He and another passenger who was in the car was released. That means the suspect not only decided it was smart to take an Uber, but also opted for their carpooling service.

Meanwhile, Cochran was arrested and charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and theft of less than $1,000. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.

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