Bronx, July 3: A woman in the Bronx reported a sexual assault to the police after waking up to find an unknown man in her apartment around 4:30 AM on Saturday. The man allegedly entered her Wakefield residence through a window at East 230th Street and White Plains Road.

After the assault, the suspect fled through the same window, the NYPost reported. The New York Police Department has released surveillance footage of a man walking on a sidewalk in connection with the investigation. The suspect was last seen wearing a white tank top and dark-colored shorts, according to the New York Post. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment. US Shocker: Man Makes False Call to 911, Ambushes and Kills Two Police Officers in Deadly Encounter; Video Surfaces.

Local residents expressed concern about the safety of their neighbourhood. "I hope whoever did it, whoever is responsible for it, is actually caught and put away because it is not safe for us," Shanon Swaby told Pix11. Another resident, Latifah, expressed shock at the incident, saying, "As a female, I don't want to hear that around this area; it's crazy. So, how did he get into her house?" US Shocker: Couple Try to Sell 2-Year-Old Daughter Online for Sex in Georgia, Arrested.

The police have launched probe and are asking anyone with information about the suspect to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

In a related note, earlier this year, a US woman claimed that an Uber driver misled her into believing he was her ride before taking her to a motel in Florida, where she "woke up naked" with no recollection of how she got there. An investigation is ongoing to determine if the same driver has assaulted other women.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 03, 2024 02:43 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website