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Suspects Charged in Lake Co Drug Store Robberies

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A Gary man and woman have been charged in connection to armed robberies at three area drug stores last week in Lake County. 49-year old Debra Ann Adams and her boyfriend, 57-year old John Stefanich, were charged Wednesday in Lake County Superior Court with three counts of Armed Robbery and three counts of Criminal Confinement for allegedly holding up drug stores on June 24th in Griffith, in Highland on June 26th, and again in Griffith on June 29th. Authorities report through witness statements, surveillance video and the assistance of security personnel, police were able to locate the suspect vehicle seen leaving from two of the robberies in Highland. A search warrant of a residence on the west side of Gary allegedly turned up a large quantity of controlled substances stolen from the drug stores.
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