SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police Department is continuing to investigate a home burglary that took place Tuesday on Duffy Place.

The incident took place at approximately 9 p.m. According to officials two assailants gained entry through an unlocked door and entered the home. The residents were home at the time. According to officials, the resident surprised the burglars, and one of the homeowners was injured and treated at a local hospital and later released.

South Plainfield Mayor Matthew Anesh issued a statement earlier today that said, “The incident appears similar to two that took place in Old Bridge.”

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The victims of Tuesday’s incident as well as both incidents in Old Bridge were of Asian-Indian decent. South Plainfield officials have said this is an ongoing investigation, and it is still too early to know whether or not these crimes are targeting Asian-Indians in central New Jersey.

“The South Plainfield Police Department is working around the clock to solve this crime”, said Anesh. “We have increased our police patrols and we have our K9 units out”.

Anesh also asked the public for help in reporting any suspicious activity to the police department.  Anyone with information relating to any of these incidents is asked to contact the South Plainfield Police Department at (908) 755-0700 or the Old Bridge Police Department at (732) 721-5600.