Suffolk County police released a sketch Wednesday of a suspect wanted for an armed home invasion in Medford on Christmas Eve.

The man in the sketch knocked on the door of a Sipp Avenue home and when a resident answered the door, the suspect flashed a silver handgun and forced his way inside on Dec. 24, police said.

The burglar stole cash, a laptop computer and a cellphone before fleeing the scene, police said.

The suspect in the sketch was described as a black man, 25 to 30 years old, 5-feet, 9-inches to 5-feet, 10-inches tall, 180 to 200 pounds with a beard and mustache. He was wearing a baseball cap with a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray sweat pants and brown and green Timberland boots.

Sixth Squad detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS.  All calls will be kept confidential. A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being for information that leads to an arrest.

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Timothy Bolger is the Editor in Chief of the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.