Charges filed in robbery attempt on Loop Red Line platform

Brandon Walton | CPD

A Humboldt Park man is charged with attempted robbery for his role in a hold-up on a Loop subway station platform, according to court records.

Brandon Walton, 27, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. on May 4th after police responded to a “man with a gun” call at the Jackson Red Line station.

A 24-year-old man told arriving officers that two men approached him on the platform and ordered him to empty his pockets. One of the men, later identified as Walton, allegedly grabbed the victim by the shirt and neck while implying that the second man was armed with a gun.

The victim was able to break free and summon help.

Officers went to the platform after hearing the man’s story and found Walton, who matched the victim’s description. Walton was arrested after being identified by the man.

Prosecutors charged Walton with attempted aggravated robbery while indicating the presence of a firearm. Judge Michael Clancy set bail at $50,000.

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