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New Brunswick Man, Accomplices, Sought In Phillips Road Home Invasion

Police are looking for a New Brunswick man suspected to be part of a trio of home invaders who robbed a Phillips Road resident in June, 2013.

Khalief James, 22, whose last known address was on Edpas Road in New Brunswick, has been charged with 1st Degree Armed Robbery, 2nd Degree Burglary and 2nd Degree Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose in connection with the incident, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

James is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached, according to the release.

Police say that James and two other people entered the apartment on June 25, 2013 through a bathroom window. The resident, who was in bed at the time, reported that he was awakened by a person wearing a mask, pressing the muzzle of a gun against his forehead.

The resident and another family member who was also in the bedroom were escorted into the apartment’s living room, where they were joined by the victim;’s girlfriend, her two children and two more masked men, police said.

After failing to turn over cash or jewelry, police said, the victims were put into a bathroom.

The suspects made off with two televisions, two cell phones and a PlayStation game system, police said.

The victims let themselves out of the bathroom and called police once the three left, police said.

Police were able to identify James through DNA left on a towel in the bathroom, police said.

Anyone with information on James or the identity of the remaining two suspects is asked to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 575-3300 or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533. Anonymous tips can also be placed by calling the Somerset County Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (888) 577-8477 or online at www.somersetcountycrimestoppers.net.

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