Portsmouth Police are investigating a theft of an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle that was reported stolen from a home.
Investigators believe the theft may have occurred in the last two months but was not reported until Tuesday.
The rifle, which was taken from a North Drive residence, was engraved with the word “Sasha” on the wood fore grip.
The rifle is also described as a Kalashnikov model 47 with a bluing upper and lower receiver and black plastic pistol grip. The gun also has a side folded metal rear butt stock.
Also stolen were nine empty magazines for the firearm.
If you have any information pertaining to the theft, contact the Portsmouth Police Detective Division at 401-683-0994 or the general line at 401-683-0300.