Kwik Fill Robbery Investigation

img_0005Dunkirk Police responded to a report of a robbery in progress at Kwik Fill on Central Avenue at around 10:02 PM on Saturday night. An undetermined amount of cash was taken by an unknown subject during the incident. No weapons were displayed during the robbery. The suspect fled the area prior to Police arrival on scene. The incident is currently under investigation at this time.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dunkirk Police Department at 716-366-2266 or the confidential tip line at 716-363-0313.

Armed Robbery Arrest

Leonard E. Aguayo

Leonard E. Aguayo

On October 18th, 2015, at about 3:50 PM, the Dunkirk Police Department was dispatched to the area of 109 S. Gazelle St. in the city for a report of a fight.  Upon arrival, officers found that a person had been robbed at gun point and assaulted for money.  A description was developed and responding officers located a person matching the description running from the area.  When officers attempted to stop the subject, the subject fled from officers and into a nearby upper apartment at 91 E 2nd St.  The subject barricaded himself for a short time inside the apartment then exited an upper apartment window onto the roof of a porch.  After about 25 minutes of negotiating with the subject, he surrendered.   The subject, identified as Leonard E. Aguayo, age 28, of 29 Stewart St, Rochester, NY will be charged with Robbery in the Second Degree (C/Felony), Assault in the Third Degree (A/Misd), Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree (A/Misd).

Clarion Hotel and Kwik Fill Armed Robbery Investigations


The Dunkirk Police Department is investigating two armed robberies.  The first armed robbery occurred on September 28, 2015, at about 12:41 AM, at the Clarion Hotel, which is located at 30 Lake Shore Dr E, Dunkirk, NY.  The second armed robbery occurred on September 28, 2015, at about 7:35 PM, at Kwik Fill, which is located at 769 Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY.  During the Clarion Hotel robbery, one subject dressed in dark clothing, with a concealed face and armed with a weapon demanded money.  The clerk complied and turned over an undisclosed amount of money.  During the Kwik Fill robbery, two subjects, dressed in dark clothing, with concealed faces and armed with weapons demanded money.  The clerk complied and turned over an undisclosed amount of money.  The Dunkirk Police Department wants all city residents to contact Headquarters if anyone or any vehicles appear to be suspicious.   Anyone who may have information, please call the police desk at 366-2266 or the confidential tipline at 363-0313.

Cattaraugus County Bank Robbery


Tyler Moon

On Thursday, September 24th, 2015, at about 1:35 PM, Police responded to the hold alarm at Cattaraugus County Bank, located at 1065 Main St. Ext Dunkirk, NY. The bank employees gave a description and direction of travel to the police. They report the man passed a note to the teller without saying a word, demanding money.  The teller complied with demands and then pressed the bank hold up alarm.  A perimeter of the area was set up by officers responding from the Dunkirk and Fredonia Police Departments, DPD K9 “Nico” and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department and University Police from Fredonia.  The suspect was located in a field a short way from the bank and identified as Tyler Moon, age 29, of 54 N. Greenfield Rd. Porter Corners, NY and taken into custody.  No weapon was displayed or located.  Cash, in an amount excess of one thousand dollars was taken and recovered through investigation.  Moon was charged with Robbery in the Third Degree and Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree.  Moon was arraigned and being held without bail for a preliminary hearing scheduled September 29, 2015 in Dunkirk City Court.

“A job well done by all involved in bringing this to a swift and safe conclusion”.  “The tellers were attentive and gave a good description and direction of travel, they did all they could do in a case like this.  They are trained and told to cooperate to prevent further complications and followed through with this.”  – Captain Kenneth Kaus

Armed Robbery Investigation



The City of Dunkirk Police is currently investigating a series of three armed robberies that were reported simultaneously at approximately 10:50 PM on Monday July 20th, 2015.

Two of the victims were walking through the tunnel that leads from w. Third St. to Robin St. when they were approached by three light skinned males that were displaying handguns. Property was taken from the two victims and one of the victims was struck in the head with a handgun by one of the subjects. A third victim, who was on Robin St., was approached by the same group of subjects, robbed at gunpoint and the three subjects stole a vehicle from the victims yard. The vehicle is a white 2004 Pontaic Grand AM bearing New York Registration GTY-8143. The vehicle has a rear spoiler and black rims. Two of the three victims were treated for minor lacerations sustained as a result of the robberies.

At this time, the three subjects in this case are still at large and the vehicle has not been recovered. Anyone that sees this vehicle is encouraged not to approach and call the City of Dunkirk Police Department at 366-2266 or dial 911. Anyone having information on this case can call the City of Dunkirk Police Department at 366-2266 or the confidential tip line at 363-0313.

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