A hungry burglar from the mainland decided to steal food from the first big house he came across, not realising it was the Chief Executive's country villa under 24-hour police guard. Wong Siu-hung, 28, was jailed for 33 months for attempting to break into Tung Chee-hwa's official weekend retreat, Fanling Lodge, in Kwu Tung, Sheung Shui, on May 31 this year. Defence lawyer But Sun-wai told the District Court the defendant did not know the premises, only a few kilometres from the mainland border, were those of the Chief Executive. 'It was an amateur burglary in which he was neither armed nor equipped. 'He was just looking for some food,' Mr But said. Prosecutor Martin Hui Siu-ting said that on May 31, a Sunday, at about 9.05pm, two police officers patrolling at the villa heard the noise of breaking glass from the south veranda. The officers spotted the defendant hiding behind a pillar and found a broken window near the living room, the court heard. Mr Hui said Mr Tung had left the lodge late in the afternoon. Wong pleaded guilty before Judge David Gill to attempted burglary and remaining in Hong Kong illegally.