Internet meeting leads to robbery charges against pair
Post-Tribune staff report April 23, 2014 10:14AM
Updated: May 25, 2014 3:33PM
A Cedar Lake woman and a Hammond man have been charged with two felonies after they allegedly robbed a man who was visiting the woman.
According to a news release from the Indiana State Police, the victim, a 29-year-old man from Lafayette, met Amber L. Dovichi, 30, of Cedar Lake, online. The pair agreed to meet March 15 at the Crown Point exit on Interstate 65.
The pair had met once before, the release said.
At the March 15 meeting, Dovichi was accompanied by Joshua Flores, 33, of Hammond, and the victim agreed to follow Dovichi and Flores to Hammond, where he got into Dovichi’s car, police said. They then drove around until Flores went into a house and returned.
Sitting in the back seat, police said, Flores allegedly put a gun to the victim’s head and demanded everything in his pockets.
The victim was then taken back to his car and drove to the Indiana State Police post in Lowell, where he reported what had happened.
A warrant was issued on March 19 for Dovichi and Flores for armed robbery and criminal confinement. Dovichi was arrested that day at a relative’s residence in Cedar Lake and taken to Lake County Jail in Crown Point, police said.
The U.S. Marshal’s Task Force and Hammond Police arrested Flores on April 18 at a relative’s home in Hammond. He was taken to the Lake County Jail, police said.