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NIAGARA FALLS – City and state police responded to a call of a home invasion in the 700 block of Division Avenue just before 10 p.m. Sunday and discovered blood splatters on the carpet in the living room and on the floors near the bedroom and in the bathroom.

The 27-year-old victim was not home, but was located by police in the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center emergency room where he was being treated for a cut over his left eye.

The victim told police that three males knocked on the door and then pushed their way in when he opened it. He said the three unknown men, who were wearing bandannas over their faces, ordered him to sit on the couch. He said one of the men hit him in the face with a pistol and ordered him to lie down on the floor.

He said he handed over $200, his earrings and a cell phone. He said the men also took an Xbox game system and caused a chair to be broken when he was thrown to the ground.

He said the men were in the house for about five minutes and he went to the hospital after they left.

Total loss and damage was estimated at $800.

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