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In Chinatown, a liquor store theft followed by a crash

One man is facing charges and another is on the lam after the pair allegedly stole from a Chinatown liquor store Thursday afternoon, then stole and crashed an Uber car nearby, injuring a pedestrian in the process, police said.

The manager of the Wild Duck on Washington Street chased the two men out of the store around 5:30 p.m. after noticing the duo was trying to steal alcohol, said Boston Police Officer James Kenneally, a department spokesman.

The two fled the store, and got in an Uber that was unattended outside, said Kenneally. They only drove the car about 100 feet before hopping a curb and crashing it, striking a female pedestrian in the process. The pedestrian suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.


The two men then ditched the vehicle and tried to flee on foot. A passerby grabbed one of the men and held him until police arrived, Kenneally said.

Police arrested Jonathan Pagan, 26, of Everett, and charged him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, shoplifting under $50, larceny of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of an accident after causing personal injury.

Pagan is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Friday.

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