Police say a Virginia man who was beaten with a hammer and baseball bat at a Bangor motel was apparently a victim of mistaken identity.

Bangor police say two men wearing black ski masks were apparently looking for drugs when they forced their way into a room at the Riverview Motel and attacked 37-year-old Will Chan of Virginia Beach, Va., on Thursday night.

Once inside, the men hit Chan with the bat and hammer while demanding his "stuff." Lt. Tim Reid says the attack was apparently a drug rip-off, but the men got the wrong room.

Chan, who has been working on a natural gas project in Brewer, received 12 staples in his head. He told the Bangor Daily News that the man with the bat hit him so hard the bat broke in half.

Police are seeking the public's help in tracking down the two suspects.