SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police on Thursday said home invaders have been targeting families of Indian descent in South Plainfield and Old Bridge, New Jersey.
The robbers have been storming into the homes of South Asian-American families, restraining the family members, and stealing undisclosed amounts of cash, electronics and jewelry, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office.
In each of the robberies, two or more masked men with handguns entered the homes through rear entrances before tying up the victims and ransacking the homes, prosecutors said.
The most recent home invasion occurred this past Tuesday in South Plainfield, prosecutors said. A family of five was targeted, and the gunmen took jewelry before running off, prosecutors said.
Earlier incidents happened this past Sunday, and on Monday, Oct. 20, prosecutors said.
No arrests had been made as of Thursday, but the investigation was active and continuing. Police and prosecutors would not disclose whether the same suspects were involved in all of the late-night home invasions.
Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County is offering a cash reward to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest in the case. Crime Stoppers can be reached at (800) 939-9600, by going to middlesextips.com, or by texting 274637 and entering “midtip” followed by a message.
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