Augusta Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly broke into a home in search of money and drugs.

Major Jared Mills says patrol officers responded to a reported home invasion on Northern Avenue at around 12:30 Wednesday morning. Witnesses described a male suspect wearing a black mask and a dark hoodie who they said was carrying a firearm and claimed to be with the police. They say he forced his way into the apartment then fled the area on foot after a brief struggle.

Augusta Police Officers and State Police Troopers with their K-9 tried to track the suspect but were unable to locate him. So far, investigators haven't been able to identify the suspect, but say they believe his motive was to obtain money and possibly drugs specific to the scene of the crime. Police say there's no indication that this was a random act.

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