MARLBORO - A Monmouth County man found his nanny tied up in the basement of his house after a brazen broad daylight home invasion.

Homeowner Elliot Kreppel came home to walk his dog at around 1:30 p.m. today to find his home ransacked and his 25-year-old nanny tied and gagged in their basement. She told investigators that there were at least two men involved.

The woman was treated for minor injuries and has been released from a local hospital.

Kreppel says his wife's jewelry, including her wedding band, diamond earrings and a Cartier watch, was stolen. She and their three children were not home during the invasion.

Anyone with information on the incident can call the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office at 1-800-533-7443 or the Marlboro Police Department at 732-536-0100 ext. 1458.