Portsmouth police investigating theft of AK-47

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Portsmouth police are investigating a theft of an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle, which was reported stolen from a North Drive residence.

The theft may have occurred in the last two months; however, the theft was reported on March 6, 2018.

The rifle contained the word “Sasha,” which is engraved on the wood foregrip. The rifle is also described as a Kalashnikov model 47 with a bluing upper and lower receiver, wood foregrip, and black plastic pistol grip.

The rifle also has a side folded metal rear buttstock. Also stolen were 9 empty magazines for the firearm.

Anyone with information pertaining to this theft is urged to contact the Portsmouth Police Detective Division at (401) 683-0994 or the main line at (401) 683-0300.

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