OXFORD — Police are investigating a break-in at The Rock House Teen Center on Webber Brook Road in which thieves stole musical instruments, a sound system and speakers Monday night.

“The theft of these items may make it very difficult for the teens to put on their talent show for the public and their families,” Barry Lowe, chairman of the nonprofit’s board of directors, said.

The talent show is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 31, and will go on even with the loss, he said.

Thieves broke in through the front door, which had a malfunctioning lock the organization was intending to replace, Lowe said. He discovered the burglary when he checked the building Tuesday morning.

Items taken included Xbox and PlayStation game systems and games, a sound system, speakers and instruments, he said.

On Wednesday, the Oxford Police Department confirmed that officer Zane Loper went to the center Tuesday and an investigation is ongoing.

The Rock House, formerly His Place, is a Christian organization that provides a gathering place for 11- to 18-year-olds. It’s open Fridays from 6 to 9 pm. 

Lowe said it is second burglary in the center’s 22-year history.

It occurred at a tough financial time for the center, he said, and the board of directors does not know where it will get the money to replace the stolen items.

People wishing to donate money and/or new or used instruments may contact the center at 743-6500.

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