WEST VILLAGE — The man who broke into a woman's apartment in the West Village and groped her as she slept has been arrested, the NYPD said.
The NYPD circulated information about the break-in last week, along with a photo of a shirtless man who they identified as their suspect.
They said the man they were looking for had climbed the fire escape and broken into a second-floor apartment, where a 43-year-old woman was sleeping.
The intruder grabbed the woman's rear end while she was sleeping, police said. When the woman woke up, the intruder fled.
Another man was arrested for a separate early-morning burglary involving a fire escape in Greenwich Village's 6th Precinct last week. Police said he broke into a third-floor apartment on Jane Street on July 24, but fled empty-handed after he knocked over a vase and woke the tenants.