06/16/2015 08:25 EDT | Updated 06/16/2016 05:59 EDT

Woman sexually assaulted after man broke into her apartment: police

Police say a young woman was sexually assaulted early Tuesday morning by a man who broke into her downtown apartment.

Police said around 4:30 a.m. the woman, 27, woke up to find a stranger in her apartment near College Street and Spadina Avenue.

The man sexually assaulted the woman then fled, police said in a news release.

The man is described as being in his late 20s, standing between 5'7 and 5'10 with a medium build, with short brown hair and an unshaven face.