Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo and her millionaire boyfriend were held up in their home this week, where they were bound and beaten by the criminals in Holmdel, New Jersey, where they live most of the time.
Apparently the couple had come home from an event around 11p.m. and found the robbers in their house. The thieves hit the boyfriend, Dave, with a baseball ball, and punched Dina. Then they tied them both up and proceeded to ransack the house.
The thieves fled with money and jewelry. After the criminals left, the two reality show stars were able to escape their bondage and call the police.
The Daily Mail reports:
The robbers punched Dina and beat Dave with a baseball bat before tying the pair up together and fleeing with jewelry and cash.
The couple’s lawyer told DailyMail.com on Monday that they were ‘shaken’ by the frightening incident.
‘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,’ he said.
The couple had flown in for the weekend specifically to attend the First Communion on Saturday.
Audriana is the youngest daughter of Real Housewives veteran and convicted fraudsters Teresa and Joe Giudice.
Dina posted photographs from the special occasion on Instagram hours before the traumatizing robbery as did Teresa.
Dina, whose own teenage daughter lives in New York, appeared in seasons 1, 2 and 6 of the Bravo hit show and is the sister of straight-talking Housewives veteran Caroline Manzo.
The pair became stuck in a bitter feud as a result of their appearance on the show.
They attributed part of rift to Dina’s friendship with Teresa. Police have not yet traced the robbers involved in Saturday’s incident.