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20-year-old allegedly drove getaway car for two 15-year-olds in East Boston

Two 15-year-old boys and a 20-year-old driver were pulled over in a stolen vehicle Thursday shortly after one of the teenagers allegedly robbed a woman a few blocks away in East Boston, police said.

At about 9:28 p.m. Thursday, officers saw a motor vehicle speeding with its headlights off turn onto Jeffries Street, Boston police said. The car narrowly missed the officers.

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Officers stopped the car and, police said, the 20-year-old driver exited the car and walked away. The driver later told officers he left to “get Chinese food.”

While police continued their investigation, dispatchers informed them of a robbery on Lamson Street, a few blocks away from where the trio had been stopped.

The female victim of the robbery told officers that a young male had approached her, grabbed her cellphone, and jumped into a vehicle that sped off toward Jeffries Street, police said.

The victim’s description of the suspect matched one of the teenagers in the stopped vehicle, according to police.

The suspect who matched the description was charged with unarmed robbery, assault and battery, and buying, receiving, or concealing stolen goods. The other juvenile was charged with buying, receiving, or concealing stolen goods.

The 20-year-old driver, Luis Alberto Ramirez of East Boston, was charged with receiving stolen property and operating a motor vehicle without a license, police said.

Jasper Craven can be reached at jasper.craven@globe.com or on Twitter @Jasper_Craven.

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