A man broke into the bedroom of a sleeping 15-year-old girl in Great Neck at 4:40 a.m. Sunday morning, Nassau police said.
He was holding a wet cloth across her face when she woke, according to officials. She struggled and he fled, stealing nothing, police said.
Police are looking for a 5-foot, 8-inch tall man with short, curly hair.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.