Police are asking the public to help with an investigation into a report of a home invasion early Wednesday morning on Northern Avenue in Augusta.

Police say a man claiming to be a police officer forced his way into an apartment about 12:30 a.m. and demanded money and possibly drugs. He was reportedly wearing a black mask and a dark hoodie and carrying a gun, and ran away after a struggle, according to a news release issued by police Maj. Jared Mills.

Patrol officers, Maine State Police and a police dog looked for the man but were unable to find him. Mills stated in the news release that “there was no indication this was a random act” because police believe the man was looking for drugs that are known to be at that location.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Sgt. Jason Cote at 626-2370, ext. 3423.