Boston Police report teaming up with Transit and State Police to capture an alleged bank robber they say used the Orange Line as his escape route after a Downtown Crossing bank robbery, possibly because in an earlier Boston robbery, he tried using a stolen car, only to be foiled when he crashed the car, ran somebody over and was tackled by a bystander.
Police say Jonathan Pagan, 32, of Everett, walked into the TD Bank branch at 24 Winter St. around 8:30 a.m., and told a teller he had a gun. He then fled towards the Park Street T stop, but possibly in an effort to confuse any pursuers, either doubled back or used the tunnel to get to the Downtown Crossing stop, where he got on the Orange Line - headed towards Forest Hills, rather than, oh, Everett.
Transit Police tracked him to the Massachusetts Avenue stop, where he got off the train, police say.
Transit Police and Massachusetts State Police were able to stop the suspect at the train station. Officers observed US Currency protruding from the suspect’s pocket. As officers attempted to place the suspect into handcuffs, he actively resisted officers’ orders. Officers were able to safely handcuff the suspect without further incident.
Pagan was charged with armed robbery, police say.
In 2018, Pagan was charged with robbing the Wild Duck wine store in Chinatown, stealing an Uber the driver had left running, then crashing into another car and running over a woman - after which he tried to run away, only to be tackled by a bystander.