Date: Friday, October 30, 2020

File: 20-43144

Victoria, BC – Officers are warning the public while they search for a suspect in a significant mail theft in Esquimalt yesterday.

Just after 6 a.m. on Thursday, October 29th, officers were called to investigate a theft in a multi-unit residential building in the 800-block of Dunsmuir Road. Officers learned that the suspect had broken into 77 resident mailboxes as well as the manager’s office. Several items, including a laptop and mail were stolen.

Mail can be targeted in attempts to compromise people’s identities for use in frauds. Officers are working with the residents of the building to help warn them about the potential fraud attempts. This theft may indicate that thieves are targeting mailboxes.

If you have information about this incident and have not yet spoken to police, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 ext 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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