AUGUSTA — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a two men who robbed a 73-year-old Augusta man at gunpoint at his Eight Rod Road home early Monday.

Augusta police declined to identify the homeowner or the location of the robbery, saying only it was a single family residence and that the masked robbers were waiting inside for the homeowner when he arrived home about 2 a.m.

According to a prepared statement by police, the two men threatened the man with a weapon and demanded money and prescription medication.

Police said the robbers restrained the homeowner while they searched his home and took other property, and the fled, leaving him tied up.

It was not clear how the victim freed himself or managed to contact police. Police said the man did not require medical attention, although he was shaken up.

A K-9 unit from the Maine State Police assisted in the initial search for the robbers, who were described only as two adult men.

City police spent most of Monday processing the scene and conducting interviews, but wouldn’t release more information because of the active nature of the investigation.

Police asked that anyone with information call the Criminal Investigations Unit at the Augusta Police Department at 626-2370.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the road of the home.

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