Peabody police are investigating the burglary and theft of cigarettes and an undetermined amount of cash stolen at 3:30 a.m. on July 3 from Peabody Market.
Store owner Rick Turner said several cameras in the store caught video of the two thieves as they went from the front cash registers to the back door of the building and out into the alley. They broke the glass in the front of the store.
“It didn’t take them long once they got in,” he said. “They went to the registers and got the cash in each drawer that was intended to start business the next day.
The pair moved quickly through the store’s retail area, through a backroom storage area, and out the back door.
In addition to the cash in the registers and the cigarettes, the thieves rifled through a safe and stole cash and checks from business on July 2. Turner has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the burglars.
Peabody Police Chief Bruce Burke said the case is under investigation and the recordings are being examined for more evidence. Anyone with information about the burglary and theft can contact the Peabody Police Department at (620) 983-2133. The city’s web site, http://www.peabodyks.com also has an anonymous tip sheet that can be found under the heading “Forms.”