Suspects arrested in multiple robberies at Toll Road travel plaza

By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email

LAKE COUNTY Two suspects are under arrest for multiple robberies at Toll Road travel plazas.

Tamara Scott and Anthony Washington, both from Gary, are accused in nearly 20 incidents at the George Ade Rest Plaza near Portage over the past two and a half months.

Scott allegedly posed as a prostitute in order to steal victims’ wallets and cell phones. On several occasions, male accomplices threatened the victims with guns.

Charges were successfully filed in Lake County after Scott was identified using a stolen credit card in Lake Station, Indiana.

Police found Scott and Washington together at Majestic Star Casino Hotel in Gary. Washington jumped out of a second story window and fled, but police eventually caught up to him. He reportedly had cocaine on him at the time.

Both suspects will face multiple charges.

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