The incident happened just after 6 p.m. on Valentine's Day in Elmhurst.
Police say the 69-year-old victim entered her apartment and found the suspect inside.
He allegedly grabbed her, threw her to the floor and tied her up before removing clothing, jewelry and cash from the apartment.
The suspect, described as a dark-skinned Hispanic man in his 20s, then fled the scene. The suspect is about 5-foot-9 and weights around 150 pounds.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
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