A 60-year old man was sound asleep when three men in ski masks barged into his house on Parkview Avenue near Hyde Park Golf Course early Monday morning. They saw that he had a safe and demanded the combination. They then proceeded to hit him with a blunt object and sprayed mace on the man before throwing him into a closet and steeling the items in the safe.
"You become concerned with something like this," resident Ken White said.
Three rings were stolen, an expensive and rare medallion and an undisclosed amount of cash. Luckily, the man was able to call 911 and is doing fine.
White said the neighborhood is usually extremely safe and he's shocked by the incident.
"It's a very good neighborhood, since everybody knows each other it's quiet, not much happens. So when something like a home invasion happens it's out of the ordinary and everybody is concerned," White said
The victim is involved with the community. Now, business owners in the area have put together a $10 thousand reward fund for anyone who can give information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.
"We're very surprised about what happened," White said.
If you do have information you are asked to call the Niagara Falls Police at 286-2424.