Sharon Au took to Instagram to say that her apartment in Paris was broken into on April 30. Au is a Singaporean former actress and host. Having joined the TCS during the mid-1990s, she won many awards as an artiste with MediaCorp before taking a sabbatical to pursue university education in 2005 on a scholarship.
Her last television drama with Mediacorp was Tiramisu. She returned to MediaCorp to serve her scholarship bond upon graduation in 2011, taking up an office executive position. Nonetheless, she was still invited to host at televised events and theatres.
In February 2018, she resigned amicably from MediaCorp. In October 2018, she found an overseas job as an investment director in a private equity firm based in Paris, France. She still has a loyal fan following in Singapore and Malaysia.
In her Instagram post made on 11 May, Au said the burglars took “everything” she loves, and that she had nothing now. With the exception of her cat, Rudon. She said that it tok her 11 days to write the post without crying. She said Rudon however, still remains traumatised by the incident as she was a witness to the burglary.
“Even the slightest sound startle him (Rudon) now. I thank God that he is safe, unhurt, and did not run away. He waited for me to come home.”
Au lamented that she has to start from zero again, but assured her fans that “this is life.”
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In July last year, a Paris gang was jailed for a string of burglaries on the homes of several high-profile celebrities including the Chelsea footballer Thiago Silva. Other victims included Silva’s fellow former Paris Saint-Germain star, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, TV host Patrick Sébastien, rapper Booba and chef Jean-Pierre Vigato. Seven men and one woman were accused of targeting high-profile figures in Paris between 2018 and 2019 and stealing items worth an estimated €4.2m (S$6.1m).