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(PARKVILLE, Md.) — A 23-year-old man suspected of armed robbery tried to take an Uber car to help him get away after he held up a store outside Baltimore, police said.

The suspect, Dashawn Terrell Cochran, was at a store in Parkville, Maryland, early Wednesday morning when he took a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine to the register, the Baltimore County Police Department said. He then pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money, police said.

Cochran ran from the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, but officers began to track his path, police said.

Cochran was seen getting into the back of a silver Lexus, police said, and when officers pulled the car over, the driver said he was an Uber driver.

The driver and a second passenger were released since it was determined they “had nothing to do with the robbery,” police said.

Cochran faces armed robbery and several related charges, police said. He was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bail as of Friday morning.

It’s unclear if Cochran had an attorney.

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