Cops: Pervy burglar slithers into Midtown apt, gropes sleeping man

November 20, 2018 - 11:17 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A deranged burglar groped a man while he slept in his own apartment, according to cops.

The NYPD says the intruder snuck into an apartment near West 51st Street and Ninth Avenue last Thursday via an unlocked door.

A 21-year-old man was sleeping in the apartment at the time, and cops say the suspect grabbed his crotch over his clothing. 

When the victim woke up, the suspect placed his fingers to his lips and motioned for him to stay quiet, police say.

The suspect ran off without taking anything and was spotted fleeing down West 51st Street.

Cops say he’s a light-skinned man in his early-to-mid-30s. He has black hair and wears glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).