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Fifth Asian Indian Home Invasion in Middlesex County Reported in Old Bridge; Suspects Were Armed

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OLD BRIDGE, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief William Volkert of the Old Bridge Police Department announced Sunday that police are investigating a home invasion in the township.

Police were called after an undisclosed number of men entered the home in Old Bridge, restrained family members, searched the home and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry on Saturday, Nov. 29.

Police were alerted to the home invasion at 8:51 p.m. The victims reported that armed individuals entered and searched the home at 7:20 p.m.

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The home invasion was the fifth in the county in which the victims were of Asian Indian descent. Prior home invasions were committed this year were in Old Bridge on Oct. 20 and Oct. 26, in South Plainfield on Oct. 28, and in Edison on Oct. 30.

There will be no comment on whether the incidents are related, or whether they were committed by the same individuals.

No arrests have been made, but an investigation is active and is continuing with assistance from the New Jersey State Police, the FBI and the Edison, South Plainfield and Old Bridge police departments.

Prosecutor Carey advised residents to be vigilant, watch neighbors’ homes and call police regarding any suspicious activity. He also advised residents to make certain their homes are secure.

Anyone with information is urged to call their local police, or Agent John Selesky of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3439, or Detective John Marotta of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745- 3331.

In addition, Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. is offering cash rewards to anyone who wants to provide information anonymously.

The Crime Stoppers phone number is: 1-800-939-9600. Anyone with information may access the Crime Stoppers website at middlesextips.com. Text messages with information may also be sent to 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword ‘’midtip’’ followed by a message.

Those who call will be given instructions on how to collect cash rewards by using a numerical code that will be recognized by a local bank, which will pay the rewards following approval by Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc.

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