Woman wakes up to man groping her in Brooklyn apartment

Posted: 10:16 PM, Oct 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-07 17:51:23-04

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — A 25-year-old woman was asleep in the bedroom of her Sunset Park apartment Sunday when a man walked in and touched her, police said.

Police have asked for help identifying this man. (NYPD)

The man fled the apartment, which is near Sixth Ave and 40th Street, after the woman woke up, officials said. She was not injured.

Her door had been unlocked.

"It’s scary for everyone out here, I pray that he gets caught," said one local resident.

"I don't know how she feels, I think she's feeling bad, I think she's anxious," said another, who lives next door to the 25-year-old victim.

Surveillance video shows the man at a nearby bodega, which PIX11 confirmed he went into after leaving the victim's apartment. He purchased two beers."

Police have asked for help identifying the man.

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