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Police in Augusta, Maine, Searching for Home Invasion Suspect Pretending to be a Cop

The suspect forced his way into a home

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    Police in Augusta, Maine, are searching for a suspect who broke into a home and pretended to be a police officer.

    According to necn-affiliate WCSH, the man forced his way into an apartment on Northern Avenue early Wednesday morning.

    The man struggled with residents and eventually fled on foot.

    Augusta officers, along with the Maine State Police attempted to locate the suspect but were unable to find him.

    He is described as a male wearing a black mask and large hoodie.

    The suspect was carrying a firearm and claimed to be an officer.

    Officers believe this was not a random act and that the suspect was attempting to get money and drugs.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Augusta Police Department.


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