AUGUSTA — City police are on the lookout for two people they say were startled by a Green Street homeowner during a home break in.

Augusta police Lt. Keith Brann said nobody was hurt during the encounter, which occurred shortly after 10 a.m., at 54 Green St.

Police continue to search for a male and female they believe broke into the house. The male was wearing jeans and what is believed to be a hooded sweatshirt. There was no description of the female.

“They ran immediately,” Brann said.

The burglars were able to get away with a few unspecified items.

The large, gray home at the Melville Street intersection has a number of rooms and two sets of stairs leading to the second floor. The homeowner, a woman in her 50s, saw nothing suspicious outside when she returned home.

“She put the key in the door and walked in,” Brann said. “She started up (the stairs at) the western end of the house.”

The woman looked up the stairs and saw the man and woman run past the upper landing, Brann said. The suspects then fled down the stairs at the other end of the house and out the door.

Police were on scene within moments of the 911 call but were unable to find the suspects, Brann said. A Maine State Police tracking dog, as well as troopers, assisted with the search.

Brann asked anybody who was in the area and noticed anything suspicious around 10 a.m. to call Augusta police Detective Jason Cote at 626-2370.

Brann encouraged residents throughout the city to lock doors to their homes and to call police when they notice suspicious activity.

“If everyone keeps an eye, sooner or later we’re going to catch them,” he said.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642

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