Cash and electronics stolen from Boys & Girls Club

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - More than $1,100 in electronics and cash have been stolen from the Boys and Girls Club office here in Myrtle Beach, according to a police report.

Employees of the club discovered the burglary when they came to work Wednesday.

According to the report, a personal laptop worth $800 was stolen and a $50 digital camera and $300 in cash was stolen from the Boys and Girls Club.

The burglary occurred in a building leased by the club from the Horry County School System.

"The office was in shambles and they tore everything in this office up," said Trina McNairpigg, director of the Boys and Girls Club.

McNairpigg says the money that was stolen was raised by the children to pay for a trip to Edventure Children's Museum in Columbia, a place where some of the kids have never visited.

"Angry. Really angry," said 11-year-old Boys and Girls Club member Alyssa Miles.

Investigators say whoever broke in entered through a window.

"What meant nothing to whoever took it meant the world to us," McNairpigg said. "How do you get it back? How do you tell them?"

She says she and the children are still hoping to raise money from the homemade Easter baskets they're selling.

"I don't want to give up. I don't want to start all over again," said Miles.

The group needs $1,500 to go on their trip.  If you'd like to help, there's a fund set up at all First Federal Banks in the area. You can also contact the Myrtle Beach Boys and Girls Club at 843-213-1185

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