NEWARK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for a man accused of trying to rob a pregnant woman in Newark.

(credit: Newark Police)

The Newark Police Department released a surveillance photo of the suspect.

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They say around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday he approached the pregnant woman who was walking with another woman and a child on the 400 block of Market Street.

Investigators say he grabbed the pregnant woman’s neck and tried to snatch her gold chain.

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The woman struggled with the man before he ran off without the chain.

The suspect is described as approximately 40 years old, 6′ tall and 170 lbs. He was wearing a tan coat, gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and dark boots.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Newark Police Crime Stoppers at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).  All calls are kept confidential and could result in a reward.