May 26, 2018
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Lewiston man suspected in NH charity burglary

James Birkbeck
By Sun Journal, Special to the BDN

LEWISTON, Maine — Portsmouth, N.H. police are seeking a city man in connection with the attempted burglary last weekend of the NH Charitable Foundation.

A felony warrant for burglary was issued for the arrest of James T. Birkbeck, 39, who reportedly was seen fleeing the charity’s office at 446 Market St. in Portsmouth on Saturday when an employee interrupted a burglary in progress, police said in a written release.

Birkbeck was described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing about 175 pounds. He has blond hair and blue eyes.

Police said they believe Birkbeck is in the Lewiston area.

Any information about the incident should be directed as Detective Rebecca Hester by phone at 603-610-7649. Anonymous tips can be left at Seacoast Crime Stoppers by calling 603-431-1199 or by going online to Tips can also be sent by text to CRIMES (274637) with the letters “TIPSCS.” Any tip leading to an arrest or indictment could be awarded by up to $1,000 in cash.


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