BOSTON (CBS) – A Charlestown neighborhood is on edge after a frightening early morning incident in the area of Old Ironsides Way.

Police say a woman sleeping in her apartment was indecently assaulted by a man who had broken into her home at about 4 a.m. Tuesday. She screamed and the man ran out the front door.

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Neighbors are alarmed. “Someone climbed through a window and climbed into her bed,” one neighbor said. “That’s all I heard. And the woman rolled over realized it wasn’t someone she knew and she freaked out.”

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Police are looking for a black man 25 to 30 years old between 5’5” and 5’8” tall wearing gray sweatpants with a distinct dark gray rear pocket.

Boston Police are hunting for the suspect and asking for the public’s help.

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Meanwhile neighbors are keeping watch. “Yeah everybody knows everybody here and everyone has an eye out for one another and takes care of everyone and like I said it’s usually a safe neighborhood so it’s a shock to everybody else,” a neighbor said.