NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Anthony A. Caputo, chairman and president of Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc., announced today that a $1,000 reward is being offered to anyone who anonymously provides information that leads to the arrest of one or more suspects being sought in five home invasions that have occurred in Old Bridge, Edison and South Plainfield.
The reward is being offered in response to the home invasions, all of which targeted the homes of families of Asian-Indian descent. None of the residents was seriously injured when an undisclosed number of armed men entered the homes, restrained residents and fled with jewelry, cash and/or electronic equipment.
The home invasions occurred at various times between October 20, 2014 and November 29, 2014.
Posting of the reward first was suggested by the Indian Business Association as a way of encouraging people with information on the suspects to contact authorities.
Anyone wishing to anonymously provide useful information on the suspects may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-939-9600, or 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 the reward by using a numerical code that will be recognized by a local bank, which will pay the reward following arrest of one or more suspects and approval of Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc.
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 also may 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.