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South Side man charged with robbing woman on Blue Line

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Eric Carney, 22. (Chicago Police) Eric Carney, 22. (Chicago Police)
Surveillance photo of a male suspected of robbing women at the Western Blue Line station. (Chicago Police) Surveillance photo of a male suspected of robbing women at the Western Blue Line station. (Chicago Police)
Surveillance photo of a male suspected of robbing women at the Western Blue Line station. (Chicago Police) Surveillance photo of a male suspected of robbing women at the Western Blue Line station. (Chicago Police)
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A South Side man charged with robbing a woman on a CTA Blue Line train last weekend at a station in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Eric Carney, 22, of the 4800 block of South Chicago Beach Drive, was charged in connection with the robbery that happened about 6:10 a.m. Sunday after a train arrived at the Western Blue Line station at 1909 N. Western Ave., police said early Thursday.

A 28-year-old woman sitting in the train had just pulled out her cell phone when Carney boarded the train, grabbed the device and ran off the train before it left the station, police said.

Police issued a community alert Monday, and Carney was later identified from surveillance photos taken at the station, police said.

He is not charged with a second robbery listed in the alert, which happened at the same station on the morning of Jan. 6, police said.

According to court records, Carney's criminal history dates back to 2009. In February 2012, he served one day in prison after pleading guilty to selling merchandise on CTA property, records show. His most recent charge was in November 2013, a simple assault charged that ongoing.

Carney faces one felony count of robbery and on Thursday, Judge James Brown ordered him held on a $250,000 bond, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's office. A preliminary hearing is set for March 4 in Branch 42 at 2452 W. Belmont.

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