Lau Man-to is no ordinary burglar. After breaking into his neighbour's room and taking his bank passbook, the debt-ridden 25-year-old later broke in a second time and replaced it. The District Court was also told yesterday that Lau had used an elaborate ruse to withdraw HK$27,000 from the account. Lau, 25, a construction worker, pleaded guilty to burglary, knowingly misleading a police officer and two counts of theft. Deputy Judge David Dufton adjourned sentencing to September 27, calling for a background report and warning Lau he faced jail. Prosecutor William Siu said that on May 10 Lau broke into Ho Sum-chiu's room in Tsuen Wan. He took the passbook, and obtained Ho's personal details from a tenancy agreement in the room. Impersonating Ho, Lau went to a police station and said he had lost his wallet. The police issued a memo to him concerning the loss. He then went to a Bank of China branch and used the passbook and the memo to withdraw HK$27,000. He then broke into the room again and replaced the passbook.