Police still probing HUB burglary

Peabody Police Chief Bruce Burke said Monday that he and his officers still are working on leads they have received in conjunction with the burglary Oct. 9 of the HUB youth center.

“Information is still forthcoming,” he said. “As we continue to put the pieces together, leads have been developed. The investigation continues.”

Items stolen from the popular youth gathering place were six computers, three flat screen televisions, more than $700 in cash from a recent fundraiser, videogame systems, and many computer games, CDs and DVDs. The HUB had insurance, but the items were insured for cash value not replacement value and since they were about six years old, the insurance settlement was expected to be minimal.

Burke reminds that anyone with information may call him at (620) 983-2133. An answering machine will take the message if no one is in the office. The city website, http://www.peabodyks.com also has an anonymous tip site.

“It is easy to use,” Burke said. “Click on ‘Departments,’ go to the drop-down tab and click ‘Police.’ The first item to show up is the anonymous tip form.”

 

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