A restaurant on Bloomfield Avenue was burglarized during the final hours of the day on Jan. 9, according to Montclair police.
Leela’s Trinidad Cuisine, at 180 Bloomfield Ave., was broken into between 9 p.m. and midnight that evening. The area around the cash register was ransacked, according to police.
The restaurant is located on the ground floor of a three-story building which houses another business and commercial space. The building is on the east side of Montclair’s busy business district running along Bloomfield Avenue.
The owner told police there was a pouch bag containing $150 missing and a laptop computer, valued at approximately $1,300, which was underneath the front counter in the restaurant.
The cash register was damaged and all the contents, which were only coins, were still in the drawer.
Police believe someone got in by picking the lock of the restaurant's rear door.
Anyone with information about this burglary should call the Montclair Police Department’s Detective Bureau at (973) 509-4717.