Two Lake County
residents have been charged with armed robbery after the Indiana State
Police said that they robbed a man whom one of them had met over the
robbery are Amber L. Dovichi, 30, of Cedar Lake, and Joshua Flores, 33, of
Hammond, police said.
police, on March 15 a 29-year-old Lafayette man made arrangements to visit
Dovichi in Northwest Indiana. Police said that the man and Dovichi had met
over the Internet and that he had previously visited her.
On March 15, police
said, the man and Dovichi rendezvoused at the Crown Point exit on I-65.
Dovichi was accompanied by Flores, however, and after the Lafayette man
followed the two in his own car to Hammond, he entered Dovichi’s vehicle and
the three of them “drove around,” police said.
At some point,
Flores left Dovichi’s vehicle, went into a residence, and on returning sat
in the back seat, put a gun to the Lafayette man’s head, and “demanded
everything in his pockets.”
The man complied,
was given his car keys, and he left, driving immediately to the ISP post in
Lowell to report the robbery, police said.
A warrant was
issued on March 19 for the arrest of Dovichi and Flores on charges of armed
robbery and criminal confinement, police said. Dovichi was taken into
custody the same day, Flores on April 18, police said.
Armed robbery and
criminal confinement are both Class B felonies punishable by a term of six
to 20 years.