A reader writes in hoping to recover his backpack that was stolen during a mugging:
I'm a neighbor in Trinidad, and I was attacked and robbed by a group of kids on the 1100 block of Montello Ave at about 11:30 PM this past Wednesday, April 15th. Taken was my wallet, an LG lucid smartphone (black, no case), and a backpack.
My wallet was found on the ground at the corner of Montello and Morse and returned to me. I'm writing in hopes that my backpack might be found as well.
The backpack is small and dark blue with black straps and a green shamrock logo. It contains electric guitar accessories. If anyone in the area notices this bag or my phone in their backyard, bushes, or trash cans, please let me know.
Also, if any neighbors or businesses have security footage from the time of the incident showing the sidewalk on the 1100 block of Montello (east side) or the 1200 block of Florida (north side), where I believe the kids began following me, I'd appreciate if they got in touch since it may help solve the case.
If you have information and want to contact the author, you can email me at elise.bernard[at]gmail.com with the work Backpack in the subject line.