Charges filed in January armed robbery of Lakeview man

Chicago police have arrested a man in connection with the armed robbery of another man in Lakeview on January 21.

Officers arrested Patric Meredith, 26, in the 3500 block of North Clark around 12:49 a.m. Saturday. More details about how investigators linked Meredith to the crime and how they located him should emerge during his bail hearing on Monday.

Patric Meredith | Chicago Police Department

The victim, 31, told police he was walking in the 3200 block of North Southport when he was beaten and robbed by three men who stepped out of a black Jetta around 2:40 a.m.

At the time, police said the offenders hit the victim in the face with a handgun, then took his wallet and phone.

Meredith is charged with armed robbery with a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, and two counts of unlawful possession of an ID card.

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