SOUTH BRUNSWICK - Police are searching for suspects responsible for a series of home break-ins in South Brunswick.

According to police, three homes on or near Chesapeake Road were burglarized on Oct. 16. Officials say they believe the suspects are also responsible for more than a dozen break-ins in central New Jersey, including one where a female homeowner was tied up.

Police say the crew smashed through rear doors to get into the homes and then tore through each room in search of valuables and cash.

Cops have increased patrols and are asking the public for any information to help catch the suspects before they strike again.