Cassandra Ponti loses valuables to burglar

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 30 2010 12:28 AM | Updated as of Apr 30 2010 08:28 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The local celebrity Cassandra Ponti lost personal valuables and items worth almost P70,000 to a burglar Thursday.

Ponti, who was a housemate in PBB Season 1, told police that a burglar had entered her condominium unit at President Tower along Timog Avenue while she was attending a culinary class. She discovered the burglary when she went home at 6 p.m.

The burglar had ransacked her home then left, leaving her furniture askew with many of her personal items scattered on her bed and floor.

She said she grabbed a knife upon discovering the burglary because she feared for her life. She said she did not know if the burglar had already left or not. Fortunately for Ponti, the burglar was no longer in her condominium unit when she arrived.

Police said investigators found an expired identification card at Ponti’s home, adding that the ID card was intentionally left to mislead police from tracking down the real burglar. Police believe the burglar struck between 10 a.m. when Ponti left for her class and 6 p.m. when she arrived home. From a report of Zyann Ambrosio, ABS-CBN News