It happened just before noon on October 14th.
Police say the 29-year-old victim was walking on Hazel Avenue when a man with a gun came up from behind and demanded money.
After the victim gave up her cash, the suspect then grabbed the woman and tried to drag her into an alley.
She was able to get away.
The suspect was described as a black male, 18-20 years old, 5'8"-5'10" tall, thin build, short hair, wearing a red t-shirt, dark colored pants, white sneakers and armed with a handgun.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or through PhillyPolice.com.