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A noise startled him from sleep. Then a man was pointing a gun at his two young kids.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office released a sketch Sept. 4, 2018, of a man who detectives say broke into a Deerfield Beach, Florida, home last month and pointed a gun at a sleeping family, including two young children.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office released a sketch Sept. 4, 2018, of a man who detectives say broke into a Deerfield Beach, Florida, home last month and pointed a gun at a sleeping family, including two young children. Broward Sheriff's Office

Awakened by a noise coming from outside, a husband and father — whose wife and two young children were sleeping inside — cracked open his front door only to be hit in the face by an intruder, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Police say the scary scenario played out at about 11:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at a home in the 500 block of 44th Street in Deerfield Beach.

The intruder, who carried a black revolver, dragged the bleeding man to the bedroom where the man’s wife and kids were asleep.

Detectives say the intruder then pointed the gun at the children, ages 8 months and 4 years, and said he’d shoot the husband and wife if they didn’t give him money.

The artist sketch of the intruder shows a man with a goatee and a dark complexion. The man was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and long black pants.

According to BSO, the robber left with an iPhone and some cash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Armando Enrique at 954-321-4233 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).

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