Bedroom Intruder Climbs Fire Escape, Gropes Sleeping Woman: NYPD

Police are looking for a man they say broke into an apartment in the West Village through a fire escape, groped a sleeping woman and then fled when she awoke.

The man entered the building in the area of Hudson Street and West 10th Street through the front door just after 5 a.m. Thursday, then went to the back and scaled the fire escape, police said.

He entered an apartment on the second floor and grabbed the buttocks of the 43-year-old woman sleeping inside, according to police. When she awoke, the suspect ran off.

Anyone with information on the suspect pictured is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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