Man charged following armed robbery of Amish shop

CONEWANGO – A Cherry Creek man has been arrested following an armed robbery of an Amish shop owner.

According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department, on Thursday at 5:30 p.m., deputies received a call from an Amish shop owner on Chapman Road in the town of Conewango stating that he had been robbed at gun point. The shop owner stated that he went to help an unknown individual in his store when the man, who was wearing a bandanna over his face, pointed a pistol at him and demanded money. The shop owner was then tied up on the floor while the male emptied the register and exited the shop.

The owner was able to provide a description of the vehicle, which led deputies to arrest Michael Dybka, 22, at his residence in Cherry Creek.

Dybka was charged with first-degree robbery. He was taken to Town of Conewango Court for arraignment and sent to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. He is due back in court at a later date.

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the New York State Police and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department.