Cops are searching for a man who's been sneaking into apartments in Bed-Stuy at night or in the early morning and stealing money and valuables. According to investigators, several women in the neighborhood have awoken to find the suspect in their homes—in more than one case he grabbed their necks.

The first reported incident happened shortly after 4:30 a.m. on May 6th, when the man entered a woman's apartment through an unmarked front door and grabbed the 27-year-old victim's neck "as she slept." When she awoke, he fled with $100.

Police say that hours later the man crept into another Bed-Stuy apartment through an unlocked front door and stole $270 and a debit card. A 25-year-old woman who was asleep in the apartment woke up, and the suspect fled.

On May 13th, the burglar crawled into a Bed-Stuy apartment through an open window, shortly after 2:30 a.m. According to police, the 28-year-old female victim was asleep, but woke up as the suspect was taking her purse. He approached the victim, "grabbed her throat and told her to be quiet." But then he dropped the purse and ran away. Here's video of the suspect fleeing the scene, apparently dressed in purple:

Ten days later, on May 24th, a 23-year-old woman returned home around 9 p.m. to find the suspect in her apartment. He escaped through a rear window with $2,500 worth of electronics.

No injuries were reported in connection with the incidents. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.