Sketch courtesy of NYPD

Police have released a sketch of the man who attempted to break into a Middle Village house early on Tuesday morning.

Law enforcement sources said the trouble began at 2 a.m. on Oct. 16, when a 24-year-old woman heard a noise coming from near the back door of her home in the area of 61st Road and 69th Street.

Upon further inspection, authorities said, she spotted an unidentified man attempting to climb onto the second-story deck of the house. She then banged on the window, which police said startled the intruder and caused him to fall.

The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the location; no injuries were reported.

A police sketch artist drew up an image of the intruder based on the description that officers received. The NYPD described the suspect as a Hispanic man with short black hair between 35 and 45 years of age, standing 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the burglary attempt or the suspect’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website, send a direct message to the Crime Stoppers Twitter account (@NYPDTips) or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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