SOLANA BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) – Heartbreak for younger dancers at a Dia de los Muertos occasion in Solana Seaside, as a dance troupe’s custom-made costumes disappeared whereas they carried out.
Images taken from that day of dancing two Sundays in the past at a Solana Seaside park present smiling faces and colourful costumes.
However when the music stopped, there was a wrenching discovery.
“I used to be taking a look at all the things, and naturally, I begin crying,” mentioned Elba Montes.
Montes, who based Grupo Jalisciense Folklórico three a long time in the past, says her dancers had carried out for about 10 minutes, once they headed again to their cover space. Her younger dancers have been the primary to note.
All the scholars that need to carry out mentioned, ‘My garments usually are not right here,’” mentioned Montes. “So, I’m wanting straight away for the suitcase. Nothing. All this disappeared.”
A backpack and a suitcase have been gone. Inside, some 20 necklaces, private garments, and 5 genuine Mexican attire, custom-made and embroidered in a city in western Mexico. The full loss was greater than $2,000.
Montes needed to break the information to 5 children that they would not be dancing.
“I say, ‘Sorry, you’ll be able to’t carry out, as a result of they steal the costumes,’” mentioned Montes.
Montes’ dance troupe is 25 dancers sturdy, with ages starting from 3 to 59.
However most of her dancers are low-income youth, lots of them with disabilities.
“If you see them performing, you feeling joyful, since you make a distinction of their lives,” mentioned Montes.
Montes filed a report with with deputies, however to date, there was no signal of the costumes. For now, a few of her children will not be dancing.
“At the very least 5 have to attend within the nook,” mentioned Montes.
Montes is now making a direct plea to the thief or thieves.
“Please return it, as a result of we’d like it … I need a miracle, a miracle,” mentioned Montes.
Anybody with info on the case can name Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477,
A Gofundme campaign has been set as much as assist cowl the price of new costumes.