AUGUSTA — Police are trying to identify a man who they have accused of trying to rob Pet Life, a store on Western Avenue, on Friday evening.

A security camera at Pet Life in Augusta captured an image of a man who police have accused of trying to rob the business on Friday. Image courtesy of Augusta Police Department

The man, who was caught on a security camera in the pet store, was white and had a thick, dark beard, according to a Monday afternoon post on the Augusta Police Department’s Facebook page.

Police say that the suspect was in his mid-to-late 20s, approximately 175 pounds, and around 5 feet 9 inches tall. They also say that he had blue eyes.

Police did not immediately share more information about the alleged robbery attempt and it was unclear whether the man showed a weapon. They asked anyone with information about the encounter to call Detective Jesse Brann at 207-626-2370 ext. 3412.

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