Thieves broke into the Greenwood Senior Center at 525 N. 85th St. sometime after 10 p.m. Thursday night, stealing money, checks and some computer equipment.
GSC Director Cecily Kaplan says the thieves broke in through a window by actually removing the panes of glass. They rifled through her office, then broke into the office manager’s office and dragged the large safe into the hallway and pried it open, taking about $3,000 in cash and checks.
They also stole a three-year-old Compaq laptop computer and two BenQ video projectors, one of which was brand new.
Kaplan says she normally goes to the bank frequently and there’s hardly ever a large amount of cash on site, but last night the safe contained proceeds from the monthy spaghetti feed and karaoke bingo.
“Ultimately I’m really hopeful the insurance will kick in and get us back what we really need, especially the money, because we really do depend on that money to keep our programs going,” Kaplan says. “I want people to know that if they happened to come to something in the last 10 days and wrote a check to the senior center, they should stop payment on it.”