Pasco sheriff searching for armed man who tried to force his way into woman’s home

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying an armed man who tried to force his way into a woman’s home and told her he was going to come back and shoot her.

Investigators say it happened at 8:10 pm on Tuesday at a home on Devonshire Drive in Holiday.

The man knocked on the woman’s front door. When she answered the door, he tried to force his way into the home and demanded cash from her.

The man told the victim he had a gun and would shoot her.

The man attempted to shut the door, trying to force the woman into the home while she victim was screaming for help and refusing to let the door shut.

The suspect told the woman he was going to come back and shoot her. He then ran to a dark-colored car and got into the passenger side of the vehicle.

The suspect is described as a  50-year-old white male with a muscular build. He was 5′ 10″ tall and had a military-style crew cut with salt and pepper hair. He was wearing a “valor” jacket (almost all 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), report anonymously online at http://www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

If you can identify the suspect in the sketch, contact the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-706-2488.

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