Authorities Tuesday sought public help to find a man who sexually assaulted a woman in her Malibu apartment.

The crime occurred about 3:45 a.m. Feb. 8 in the 23900 block of Civic Center Way, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Security images were released of the suspect, believed to be a transient. He was described as white, about 30 years of age, 6 feet tall, and weighing 170 pounds, with blond hair and a beard. He wore all black clothing and a baseball cap.

“The (suspect) entered the unlocked apartment and awoke the resident by sexually assaulting them,” a sheriff’s statement said. “The suspect then apologized and rapidly exited the residence, possibly under the influence of alcohol/drugs.”

Fox 11 reported that the victim is a Pepperdine University student.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call detectives at 818-878-1808, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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