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Keyword: robbery

Original release (October 9, 2015  8:15 a.m.):

Quick action by Parkville Precinct officers lead to the capture of a robbery suspect early Wednesday morning.

Around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning the suspect, walked into a Royal Farms Store in the 8200 block of Harford Road 21234. He picked up a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine and put it on 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. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the registers before fleeing the store.

Officers were able to get a description of the suspect and a K-9 unit tracked his path of escape. The suspect was later seen getting into the rear of a silver Lexus. The vehicle was stopped and all three occupants were detained. The driver told police that he was an Uber driver and had just picked up the two other passengers. It was determined that the driver and the second passenger in the vehicle had nothing to do with the robbery so they were released.

Officers took the suspect into custody within a half an hour of the call being dispatched.

The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Dashawn Terrell Cochran. Cochran has been charged with Armed Robbery and related charges. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bail.

Booking Photograph of Dashawn Terrell Cochran

Original release (October 6, 2015  3:43 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery from November of 2014.

On November 23, 2014 just before noon, police responded to the 400 block of Oriole Avenue 21224 for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the adult male victim was approaching his home when two suspects came up to him. One of the suspects pulled out a gun and all three of them went into his home. The suspects took money, a social security card, a cell phone, and some narcotics before fleeing the location.

The victim was not injured during the incident.

The investigation led detectives to identify 30-year-old Keith Bran Worthington of the 100 block of Harry Lane 21117 as one of the suspects involved in this incident. Worthington has an alias of James Mack. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Worthington that charged him with armed robbery and related offenses.

The search for Keith Bran Worthington is being led by the Baltimore County Police Warrant Apprehension Task Force.

Anyone with information on Keith Bran Worthington is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (October 4, 2015  10:36 a.m.):

Just before noon on October 3, 2015, Baltimore County Police received a call for an armed robbery in the parking lot of Pappas Seafood Restaurant in the 1700 block of Taylor Avenue, 21234.

Police were able to learn that the owner of the restaurant, Markos Pappas (83), parked his car in the front parking lot of the restaurant and then was bent over inside the passenger side of his car in order to get a bag out of his car. At that point, the suspect came up to Mr. Pappas and struck the owner on the head with a handgun. The victim fell to the ground after being struck but was able to get up and flee into the restaurant. The suspect grabbed the bag containing money and drove off from the area.

Several witnesses observed the incident and provided information leading police into Baltimore City. A County officer observed the suspect's car traveling west on Northern Parkway and followed the car until the suspect hit a parked car near the intersection of Greenmount and Venable Avenues. Baltimore City police assisted County officers and the County Police helicopter in finding and placing the suspect under arrest, in the 3300 block of Greenmount Avenue. The suspect's handgun was recovered on Pappas' parking lot.

Mr. Pappas was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

The suspect has been identified as Darrell Lamar Burns (25) of the 1300 block of Apple Ridge Court, 21040. Burns has been charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, use of a firearm in a crime of violence and illegal possession of a regulated firearm. Burns is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Booking Photograph of Darrell Lamar Burns

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