Details of 'RHONJ' Star Dina Manzo's Home Invasion Are Truly Horrifying

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Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo and her boyfriend David Cantin were victims of a home invasion over weekend, a lawyer for the couple confirmed to the New York Post. When they arrived at their home in Holmdel, New Jersey, on Saturday night, after attending fellow former RHONJ star Teresa Giudice's daughter Audriana's first communion party, they were met by masked thieves who "rushed towards" the couple, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.


The couple was then violently attacked by the invaders; Cantin was hit several times with a baseball bat, and Manzo was punched "multiple times," before being bound together inside their townhome, according to a release from the prosecutor's office. Horrifying.

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After that, the thieves made off with personal belongings of the couple's, namely cash and jewelry, and left, leaving Cantin to be able to free himself and call the police. He suffered "significant" injuries, like a broken nose, and Manzo was treated for facial injuries when the pair went to a local hospital. The couple is expected to otherwise recover from their physical injuries, reports E! -- but of course, this had to have been a majorly disturbing experience, emotionally and mentally. 

"Dina and David are obviously shaken up from the traumatic and violent home invasion and robbery," their attorney, Andrew B. Brettler, noted in a statement. "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."

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What an absolute nightmare. Police are still currently looking for suspects, so anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Eric Hernando of the Holmdel Township Police Department at (732) 946-2820 or Detective Wayne Raynor of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office at (800) 533-7443. 

Fingers crossed authorities are able to get to the bottom of this sooner rather than later, so that Manzo and Cantin can have some sense of closure -- and others in their area aren't potentially at risk for having a similarly harrowing experience. 

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