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Uber driver unknowingly takes part in armed robbery

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 20:06:42-04

A New Mexico Uber driver unknowingly took part in an armed robbery as a getaway driver.

Terry Owens says he had only been on the job for three weeks when it happened.

According to Owens, it all started when he picked up a guy named Austin. Owens drove Austin around Albuquerque with their final stop being a gas station.

Austin went inside the gas station and when he got back to the car Owens says he had scissors with him.

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Owens questioned Austin about the scissors but he gave an excuse for having them.

"He says, 'No, I'm just using this pair of scissors to cut strings off my jacket,'" Owens tells ABC affiliate KOAT.

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When Owens got home from work that night he got a big surprise.

Police showed up to his residency to take him into custody.

That's when officers told Owens about the armed robbery. According to authorities, police say Harris had used a pair of scissors as his weapon.

Austin was later found and arrested.