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.