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Questions Regarding taking the Paris RER-B from CDG

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I'm researching our July visit to Paris and wondering about
the concerns presented here, and on numerous other forums, regarding
two, 60ish year old, relatively fit adults, each toting a 22-inch roller bag (pushed
in front of us through Metro gates or finding a suitcase turnstile), doing the following:

1) Taking the RER-B, from CDG (arriving Air France, Terminal 2E, from Boston, which I understand
is the closest terminal to the RER-B station) to Chatelet les Halles and taking the escalator to the
interchange level.
2) Walking through the tunnel to the Chatelet Metro station
3) Using the same 10-Euro tickets we bought at CDG for the RER-B, hopping
(we can't help ourselves, we're finally in Paris!), on the Yellow, Line-1, Metro and exiting at the
Saint-Paul stop (with an escalator to the street level), which is 500-feet from our rented apartment.

Based on my research, my questions are:
1) Is the RER-B considered an "express train" that thiefs
don't often frequent because there's quite a bit of distance between stops for them to exit with their booty?
2) Considering our arrival is 0910am, on a Friday morning,
how crowded would you expect the RER-B to be? I've read that having hand
luggage is a huge impediment to taking the RER-B.
3) How long of a walk is it from the RER-B stop at Chatelet Les Halles to the
Metro, Yellow, Line 1 at the Chatelet Metro terminal? I haven't had any luck finding a map that makes
any sense to me.
4) Is there other information you believe is important to making the decision between taking my proposed
transport over a taxi?

As always, Thank you in advance for your time, consideration and assistance.

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