NC Boys and Girls Club to re-open after break-in

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WINTERVILLE, N.C. -- A North Carolina Boys and Girls Club is set to reopen Friday after police say someone broke in and vandalized the building.

Programs came to a halt Thursday morning when employees showed up to work at the Pitt County Boys and Girls Club in Winterville and found that it had ben broken into overnight, according to WCTI.

“It had been ransacked and pretty much damaged inside,” Winterville Police Lt. Deanna Jones told WCTI.

Jones explained that the thieves had broken a window in the back of the building and climbed in.

“A lot of offices and classrooms have been broken into and doors kicked through, or at least, attempted to kick through,” said Jamie Cooper, CEO of Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Plains.

Cooper said the thieves stole computers and other electronics -- but they didn't stop there.

“We didn’t realize we had a stolen vehicle until we cleared the building. Since then, they told us that a 1999 Dodge Ram truck with the Boys and Girls Club symbol was taken among the electronics inside,” Jones said.

Police were able to track down the stolen truck about a mile from the Boys and Girls Club. Unfortunately, Jones said none of the stolen goods were inside the vehicle.

The Boys and Girls Club did not have a surveillance camera, so there are no suspects in this case so far.

Police ask that anyone with information on this crime call the Winterville Police Department or Pitt County Crime Stoppers.

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