May 21, 2019
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Police search for Augusta home invasion suspect who claimed to be a cop

AUGUSTA, Maine — Augusta police are searching for man who forced his way into an apartment while carrying a firearm and claiming to be a police officer.

Police said they responded to a report of a home invasion on Northern Avenue around midnight Wednesday.

Police said a man wearing a black mask and a dark hoodie while carrying a firearm and claiming to be the police forced his way into an apartment. After a struggle, the suspect fled the area on foot, according to police.

Augusta officers along with the Maine State Police and their police dog attempted to track the suspect but were unable to locate him.

Police said the motive appears to be drug related and that the suspect was looking for money. There is no indication that this was a random act, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Sergeant Cote at 626-2370, ext. 3423.


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