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Robbery Suspects Arrested in Charlestown After Crash, Foot Chase

Two people bailed out of the vehicle after it crashed on Beverly Street, but police were able to capture them on foot

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Two suspects wanted in connection with an alleged robbery in Stoneham, Massachusetts, were arrested by police in Boston's Charlestown neighborhood after a brief chase Monday morning.

State police said the suspects allegedly robbed someone in Stoneham and attempted to "drive at" an officer before fleeing. The suspect vehicle, a Kia Optima, was spotted speeding by the Museum of Science by a state trooper around 11 a.m., and the trooper initiated a pursuit.

The trooper attempted to stop the Kia on the ramp from Interstate 93 southbound onto Leverett Circle. The suspects circled Leverett Circle several times and passed the Museum of Science on the wrong side of the road, state police said.

A trooper working a paid detail saw the Kia and followed it onto Beverly Street in Charlestown, which is a dead-end. According to police, the suspects fled on foot after the car hit a curb and became disabled.

The trooper apprehended one of the alleged robbers nearby, while the other was taken into custody by other officers.

"We saw a police officer sprint across the grass field with a gun drawn and tackle down a guy right over there. It's pretty wild," an eyewitness told NBC10 Boston.

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The two suspects were transferred to the Stoneham Police Department for booking on "underlying charges." State police said they would summons them on additional charges "related to the pursuit and attempts to evade arrest."

Those apprehended were identified as Marquise Henry, 37, of Dorchester and James Rodgers, 39 of Mashpee.

Boston police are also involved in the investigation.

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