Former RHONJ star Dina Manzo and her boyfriend, David Cantin, were victims of a home robbery, according to a report by NBC News.
The incident took place in Holmdel, New Jersey after the couple reportedly walked into their home on Saturday night to find two masked robbers already inside. The robbers then rushed towards them before punching Dina and assaulting David with a baseball bat. The two were reportedly left with facial injuries but are expected to be OK. The robbers stole cash and jewelry and bound the couple together. NBC News sources confirmed it was Dina and David who were the victims.
Dina now lives in California, but was in New Jersey to celebrate her goddaughter Audriana Giudice’s First Communion.
The Holmdel Township Police Department also described the violent attack in a statement.
“Police responded and determined that two victims, a 37-year-old male and a 46-year-old female, were arriving home when they opened the front door of the residence and began to enter,” the department reported.
“As they entered the residence, two individuals, who were already inside the home, rushed towards them. The male victim was struck several times with a baseball bat by one of the assailants. The female victim was punched multiple times by the other assailant. The two victims were then bound together within the home.”
“Both assailants had their faces covered during the attack and robbery,” the report continued. “After the victims were bound, the two assailants stole personal property from the victims, including cash and jewelry, and fled the scene.”
Cantin freed himself and called police, who launched an inestigation with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
“Both victims were subsequently taken to a local hospital for treatment,” the statement concluded. “The male suffered significant facial injuries, including a broken nose. The female was also treated for facial injuries. Both have been released.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dina and Dave.
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