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Police: Knife-wielding burglar breaks into house, says ‘I’m the cops’

LARGO ó Detectives are seeking the publicís help in identifying a man who broke into a home early Thursday morning and confronted the owners with a knife.

The incident took place about 3:40 a.m. at a townhouse at 7360 Ulmerton Road, according to Largo police.

The man was holding a large black knife, police said, woke up the homeowners in their bedrooms and told them: "Iím the cops."

Then he ran from the house.

The man being sought by police was described as a white, about 6-feet-2 and 250 pounds, with dark hair and a beard. Video from a nearby security camera showed him wearing cowboy boots, dark pants and an unbuttoned collared shirt.

Largo police ask anyone with information about this case to call (727) 587-6730.

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