NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Charges are pending against several individuals stemming from a strong of home invasion robberies that targeted the Asian-Indian community in Middlesex County.

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Prosecutor Andrew Carey has scheduled a 3 p.m. news conference Monday to announce details.

The robberies began late in October and have occurred in Edison, South Plainfield and Old Bridge.

Residents say the armed robberies have occurred for a decade timed around the Hindu holiday of Diwali, when gold jewelry is frequently given as a gift.


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