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Pasco detectives looking for armed man who forced his way into woman's house

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Posted at 11:13 AM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-01 11:13:32-05

Pasco County detectives are hoping to identify a man they say forced his way into a woman's home and threatened to shoot her.

On Tuesday at about 8:10 p.m., a man reportedly knocked on the front door of a home on Devonshire Dr. in Holiday. When a woman answered the door, the suspect allegedly forced his way inside and demanded cash from her.

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She says the suspect threatened that he had a gun and would shoot her.

The man then reportedly attempted to shut the door to force the woman into the home as she screamed for help.  He said he was going to come back and shoot her, then ran to the passenger side of a dark colored car, then left the area.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 50 years old with a muscular build. He is about 5'10" tall with a military style crew cut with salt and pepper hair. He was wearing a "valor" jacket (almost leather with some cloth) and dark jeans.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case. Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).