NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police in Brooklyn have released the sketch of a suspect they said attempted to sexually assault a woman last week.

Authorities said the suspect entered the woman’s East Flatbush apartment through a fire escape and open window at around 2 a.m. on Aug. 18. Police said he went into the victim’s bedroom and placed his hands on her buttocks, which caused her to wake up.

Police said the victim began screaming and the suspect subsequently fled through a kitchen window and down the fire escape.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man between 5-foot-5 and 5-7 and 160 to 170 pounds with dark colored hair and medium complexion.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

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