From the Daily News:
Gilbert Loo, 49, was collared as he left a Bayside home at about 6 a.m. last Friday after looting the residence for about 30 minutes as the owner slept, authorities said.
Loo, of Flushing, led cops to the scene after he was put under surveillance when the ex-con became a suspect in a string of burglaries in northern Queens in December and January, sources said.
"This guy was a professional," a police source said.
Wads of cash found in Loo's pocket matched the amounts missing from a wallet and an envelope in a desk drawer inside the apartment, arrest records show.
A fanny pack around Loo's waist contained four screwdrivers, a flashlight, batteries and wire, according to the documents.
A pair of pliers was also found in his front pocket.
Loo was charged with burglary, possession of burglar's tools and criminal possession of stolen property.
Initially, cops had little to go on to solve the month-long crime spree.
Some incidents went unreported for days as the burglar would sometimes only steal the cash from a wallet while a homeowner slept, leaving the victim more confused than suspicious of the missing loot, sources said.
And Loo was good at covering his tracks, leaving no fingerprints or DNA to link him to the crimes, a source said.