2015_07_survcamw10.jpgThe police are hoping the public can help them identify a burglary suspect who touched a sleeping woman inside a Manhattan apartment he broke into.

This happened yesterday morning, at around 5:10 a.m. According to the NYPD, the suspect entered a building near Hudson Street and West 10th Street through a front door: "Once inside, he went to the rear of the location where he scaled the fire escape and entered an apartment on the second floor. He then grabbed the buttocks of the victim, a 43 year-old female, as she was sleeping."

The suspect fled when the victim woke.

Police released a surveillance image of him, describing him as last wearing black sneakers, black jeans and a white T-shirt.

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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.