Police say the suspect knocked on the victims door in the Richmond Hill section of Queens, pushed his way in and attempted to grab a chain from around her neck.
The suspect was unsuccessful in grabbing the chain, and the victim suffered minor injuries.
Police say the suspect is a Hispanic male, 30-35 years old, 160 lbs. with a mark on his left cheek. He was last seen wearing a brown t-shirt.
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