Police said a woman's screams helped alert them to a man who was arrested for aggravated burglary.
Thomas White Jr., 53, of E. 42nd Street, was arrested in the incident Oct. 19.
Police were dispatched to 1507 Mulberry St. on a theft from vehicle report. Police were told that a black male had stolen a drill out of a van.
As an officer approached an apartment on Mulberry Street he saw a black male stick his head out of the door and then go back in. The officer opened the door and an Hispanic woman ran out screaming.
Adela Lopez said she woke up to a black male inside her home. She said when she started screaming he placed his hand over her mouth and motioned for her to be quiet.
Officers found White inside the woman's house.
They determined that he had taken several items from the house. They were found strapped on a bicycle outside of the apartment. Ms. Lopez said five items found on the bike belong to her - a flat screen TV, a DVD player, two cellphones and a digital camera.
Police said White could not be questioned because he is deaf.
White has an extensive record including burglary and traffic charges.