A Chicago man is charged with robbing and trying to sexually assault a woman at the Belmont Red Line station.
Marc Duncan, age 35, approached a 20-year-old woman and tried to pull off her pants as she stood on the station platform around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, according to police. He then robbed the woman, police said. The victim declined medical attention.
Town Hall Police District Cmdr. Chris Papaioannou, who happened to be at the CTA station when the call was dispatched to officers, helped arrest Duncan moments later.
Duncan was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail. He was also ordered held without bail for violating the terms of a bail bond he received after prosecutors charged him with shoplifting and resisting police in Lakeview on July 8th.
In that case, Duncan stole multiple items, threatened a clerk, and tried to take the cash register at the 7-Eleven store, 958 West Diversey, according to a police report.
Officers arrested Duncan nearby after he allegedly resisted arrest. Police sought robbery charges against Duncan, but prosecutors downgraded the charge to retail theft.