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Two Dunkirk men charged in robbery at the Chautauqua County Fair

Two Dunkirk men are being held in Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail each on charges connected with an armed robbery Thursday night at the Chautauqua County Fair in Dunkirk, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Christian J. Mota-Cruz, 23, and Benjamin Catalino, 22, were arraigned on charges of first-degree robbery and fourth-degree grand larceny in Dunkirk Town Court.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the two men allegedly displayed a weapon and took property from someone on the fairgrounds about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The Sheriff’s Office reported that Mota-Cruz and Catalino were located shortly after the incident and taken into custody.

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