Portsmouth Resident Says Motorcycle Thief 'Planned for a While'
PORTSMOUTH — A downtown resident is looking for help after he said someone stole his and his neighbor's motorcycle.
Anthony Guidice said he came home from work around 11:30 Tuesday night and his motorcycle was in its usual spot near his apartment between Hill and Hanover streets.
"The motorcycles are out back behind the porches with all the cars. It's hard to pull out the bikes," he told NH1 on Wednesday. "Someone knew where they were and exactly when they would be there."
Guidice said his neighbor Andrew Kukish has lived in his apartment for two years and has parked his motorcycle there the entire time without any problems.
Kukish is out of town but when his roommate went to leave for work at 5 a.m. Wednesday, he saw that the motorcycles were gone, Guidice said.
Another neighbor also reported suspicious behavior overnight.
"The neighbor directly next to us told my girlfriend the entry door to her apartment was wide open," Guidice said. It's something he said he would have noticed the night before when he returned home.
Guidice reported the theft to police and they said they are investigating. They believe Guidice's motorcycle, a black BMW S1000RR with bright orange rims and accents was taken during the overnight hours. Guidice said it also has a modified muffler and is "very loud."
Sgt. David Colby said the department does not yet have a report of the theft of Kukish's motorcycle, which Guidice described as a 2017 or 2016 black and gray Yamaha R1.
Guidice believes that whoever took the motorcycles has been watching the area.
"It seems like somebody knew exactly where they were and this has been planned for a while," he said.
He hopes people working in the nearby construction area or businesses may have seen or heard something or caught the suspect or suspects on surveillance video.
Anyone with information about the thefts can call Portsmouth police at (603) 610-7406.
An anonymous tip also can be left using Seacoast Crime Stoppers at (603) 431-1199 or at seacoastcrimestoppers.org or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) with the letters "TIPSCS." You could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 for tips that lead to an arrest or indictment.