Thursday, June 8, 2017

Mystery Still Swirls Around Dina Manzo Home Invasion Month After Attack


NBCNewYork.com:
Nearly a month after a former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star and her millionaire boyfriend were victimized in a brutal weekend home invasion that left both traumatized and with facial injuries, sources familiar with the probe tell NBC 4 New York investigators don't appear much closer to making an arrest. 

The investigation into the May 13 attack on Dina Manzo, 46, and David Cantin, 37, in Holmdel remains active and ongoing, the sources said.

The couple had walked into their home that Saturday night to find two masked robbers already inside, according to sources and law enforcement officials. 

The attackers rushed toward them, beating the man with a baseball bat and punching the woman, sources said. The couple was then bound together in the home. The robbers went through the house and stole cash and jewelry before fleeing, prosecutors said. Both victims were treated for facial injures, but were otherwise expected to be physically OK, officials said. 

"Dina and David are obviously shaken up from the traumatic and violent home invasion and robbery," the pair's attorney Andrew Brettler said in a statement shortly after the attack. "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."

It wasn't the first home invasion at the home; the previous owners were also targeted. Neighbors said they were concerned they too could become victims.