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Two brothers face charges in commercial burglaries

Two Pennsylvania brothers face federal charges for their alleged roles in a string of commercial burglaries throughout New Jersey.

Prosecutors say 36-year-old Eliezer Medina and his 38-year-old brother, Jose Medina each face a conspiracy charge. Eliezer Medina also faces three counts of knowingly transporting stolen goods in interstate commerce, while his brother faces one count.

Prosecutors say the pair burglarized at least three stores in New Jersey between November 2013 and August 2014. They allegedly brought about $300,000 in stolen cash across state lines.

A federal judge in New Jersey on Friday ordered home detention with electronic monitoring for both men, who live in Lancaster County. Telephone numbers for the brothers could not be located Saturday.

Both men face lengthy prison terms if convicted on the charges.

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