NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for a man they say groped a woman in Brooklyn and then claimed to be a police officer.

It happened around 4:40 a.m. on May 12 at an apartment building near Clarkson and Rogers Avenues in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

Police said the suspect was on the roof, then reached into an open second-floor window and groped the 21-year-old victim as she was asleep in bed. When she awoke, he allegedly  claimed to be a cop and asked if he could join her.

The woman screamed, and the man took off. She was not hurt.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-700-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.


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