A burglar armed with an axe broke into the house next to the Deep Water Bay villa of Chief Executive-designate Tung Chee-hwa early yesterday. Domestic helper Lourdes Calcita, 54, who was attacked by the burglar, ran from the three-storey house at 50 Island Road and banged on the side door of the Tungs' villa at about 3.30 am. Chan Pui, 81, a chef for Mr Tung, said: 'The woman was crying for help outside our house. Her head was bleeding and there was also blood on her right hand. We let her in to call the police and she left.' Mr Chan and six other helpers were in the Tung villa. The burglar climbed into the house by breaking a window in the ground-floor toilet. The main entrance is just 12 metres from the Tungs' Island Club villa. The maid was the only person in the house. The owner, a businessman, lives with his wife and three children in Pokfulam. The burglar went up to the first-floor bedroom and woke Ms Calcita. He hit her with an axe and tied her up. He then took $100 from her wallet and ransacked the house, but found no valuables. The maid freed herself and ran for help. District Commander (Crime) Chief Inspector Lui Chun-man believed the thief was a mainland illegal immigrant. 'It appeared the man changed his trousers before fleeing. A grey pair of trousers not belonging to anyone was found in the living room,' he said.