The HUB, a youth center at 116 N. Walnut St. in downtown Peabody, was burglarized in the early morning hours Tuesday, Peabody Police Chief Bruce Burke said.
HUB employee Doug Cole discovered the break-in after daylight Tuesday when he entered the premises to make coffee for a group of women that meets at the HUB every Tuesday and Thursday morning.
Stolen were seven computers, three wall-mounted televisions, two video game consoles, 25 to 30 video games, about 30 CDs and DVDs, an unknown quantity of energy drinks, and an estimated $430 in cash.
Pastor Jim Pohlman of the Peabody Christian Church said a Wednesday night youth group that meets at the HUB will host a benefit lunch from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Christian Church to raise funds to replace the items that were stolen. The cost of the meal will be by donation.
Contributions also may be sent for the HUB in care of Peabody Christian Church, 301 N. Sycamore St., Peabody.
Anyone with information about the burglary can contact Burke at (620) 983-2133 or leave an anonymous tip on the city’s Web site by selecting the “departments” tab, choosing police from the drop down menu, and filling out the anonymous tip form that comes up.