Date: Friday, October 22nd, 2021
Victoria, BC – Investigators are asking for your help in identifying a distinctive wallet recovered from the scene of a break and enter in Fairfield two weeks ago.
On October 7th, 2021, Patrol officers were called to a residence in the 900-block of Fairfield Road for a report of a break and enter. Officers with our Forensic Identification Section (FIS) attended and documented the scene. A distinctive wallet was located during the evidence search. It was later determined that the wallet does not belong to the homeowner and may have been stolen from another break and enter in the area that has not yet been reported. The small brown leather wallet with a leaf and flower pattern on it contained several difference currencies when it was found.
A photograph of the wallet is below.
This break and enter is part of a series of break and enters that have been reported in the Fairfield neighbourhood since August, 2021. Many of these break and enters are occurring during the day, and entry is often made through unsecured windows and doors. To protect yourself from break and enters, secure your windows with locks or devices which prevent them from opening fully. Similarly, secure patio doors, and ensure you lock the doors to your residence before you leave.
You can also help protect yourself and your neighbours by joining a VicPD Block Watch, and teaming up to help keep an eye out for suspicious activity in your neighbourhood.
If you see something suspicious in your neighbourhood, like someone looking in windows, call the non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. If you see a break and enter in progress, call 911.
If you recognize this wallet please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. If you have information about this wallet or break and enters in the Fairfield neighbourhood that you would like to report anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.