A 94-year-old woman was bound and assaulted during a home invasion in Mayfair on Sunday morning, police said.
The incident was reported on Unruh Avenue east of Roosevelt Boulevard around 10:15 a.m.
The victim reported that the suspect threatened her with a syringe and forced his way into the house. He then assaulted the woman and tied her up.
Police said the suspect fled with an unknown amount of jewelry.He is described as a male, estimated between 40 and 50 years of age, brown hair, wearing a brown jacket with fur around the hood.
The victim was taken to Frankford Torresdale Hospital. The extent of her injuries is unclear.