Arrests in New Jersey home invasions that targeted South Asian families: report

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NEW JERSEY (PIX11) — Several arrests have been made in connection with a string of home invasions involving Asian-Indian victims, according to NJ.com.

The Middlesex County prosecutor is holding a news conference at 3 p.m. Monday to announce that charges have been filed against multiple suspects. There are no further details available, including the number of people under arrest.

Several home invasions involving Asian-Indian victims took place in Old  Bridge, South Plainfield and Edison, N.J., in October and November. The victims recounted how masked men with guns bound them with duct tape and then took cash, jewelry and electronics.

All of the robberies happened after Diwali, a Hindu festival during which families bring out jewelry, money and other valuables from under lock and key.