ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca police are looking for a man they say broke into an apartment early Sunday morning and tried to remove the undergarments of a sleeping female.

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Officials said that around 3:05 a.m. on the 300 block of Bryant Avenue, a male and female woke up to find an unknown male in their apartment trying to remove the woman’s undergarments. The suspect fled the scene when they woke up.

The only description obtained is of a male figure about 6-feet tall and weighing around 155 pounds.

The Ithaca Police Department is conducting the criminal investigation of this case as a burglary and an attempted sex offense of forcible touching.

Officials are asking anyone with information about the crime to call police at 607-272-3245.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.