In terrifying news, former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo and her boyfriend David Cantin were beaten and bound during a home invasion over the weekend.
According to Monmouth County’s Prosecutor’s Office, the couple were charged at by two burglars who were already in their Holmdel, New Jersey townhouse when they arrived at 11 p.m. on Saturday.
It’s being reported one of the assailants hit the reality TV star’s boyfriend with a baseball bat, while the other attacked Dina by punching her “multiple times.”
The criminals tied up the couple and covered their faces before making off with cash and jewelry.
Thankfully, David ended up being able to free himself to call police. He and Dina were then transported to a local hospital as the millionaire businessman suffered “significant” facial injuries, including a broken nose. The RHONJ star was also treated for injuries to the face as well.
They’ve since been released.
Their attorney, Andrew B. Brettler, spoke to People about the horrifying break-in, sharing:
“Dina and David are obviously shaken up from the traumatic and violent home invasion and robbery. No one should ever have to go through what they did. They are grateful to law enforcement and the other emergency responders and appreciate everyone’s concern and well-wishes.”
Cops are still looking for suspects.
In the meantime, we’re keeping the couple in our thoughts after such a terrifying experience.
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