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CROWN POINT — Felony robbery charges continue to stack up against a 35-year-old Schererville man accused of recently targeting several small businesses, often staffed by few employees. 

Dionysios T. Doukas is now accused in the Nov. 16 robbery of the Subway at 3600 N. Hobart Road, according to a probable cause affidavit filed this week in Lake Criminal Court. 

Doukas has also been charged for his involvement in the Nov. 7 robbery of Smoothie King, 8235 Wicker Ave. in St. John, the Nov. 7 attempted robbery of Baums Natural Foods in Munster, the Nov. 8 robbery of a Jimmy John's restaurant in Munster and the Nov. 20 robbery of a Subway restaurant in Lowell.

In each incident, Doukas allegedly implied he had a weapon, but whatever it was in his hand was wrapped in a plastic or paper bag or brown tape, several store employees told police, according to court records.

So far, Doukas has not been charged with the more serious offense, armed robbery.

Doukas allegedly claimed he had a weapon after he entered the Subway in Hobart on Nov. 16 and demanded money from the two employees in the store.

After shoving the cash into his front coat pocket, Doukas allegedly ran out of the building and fled north, court records show. 

Doukas, who is jailed on bond since his arrest on Nov. 20 after a high-speed chase with police, was ordered by a magistrate judge recently to surrender his passports before a hearing Jan. 22.

The magistrate also approved a gag order prohibiting attorneys from discussing the case with members of the media or public.


Public safety reporter

Lauren covers breaking news, crime and courts for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet covering government, public policy, and the region’s heroin epidemic. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.