Date: Friday, December 24th, 2021

File: 21-50539

Victoria, BC – A good Samaritan has helped save Christmas for a local business after turning in an envelope containing $9,000 that they had found on a downtown street.

On Tuesday, December 21st, a good Samaritan attended our front counter at 850 Caledonia Avenue to turn in an envelope containing $9,000 that they had discovered while waiting for a friend downtown. They immediately brought the envelope to VicPD Headquarters in hopes that officers could locate the rightful owner. A VicPD Special Municipal Constable took the file, stored the cash for safe-keeping, and began the search for the rightful owner.

The next morning, a business owner called police to report that they had discovered they had lost an envelope containing $9,000 the previous day. A VicPD Special Municipal Constable made the connection between the two files and began the process of confirming rightful ownership.

The business owner attended VicPD Headquarters this morning with documents confirming the cash was theirs. The money was for Christmas bonuses for the business’ staff. It is now back in the owner’s hands just in time for Christmas Eve.

The return is due both to the diligent work of the VicPD Special Municipal Constables and the good Samaritan who did the right thing and turned in a substantial amount of money they discovered on a rainy, downtown Victoria street.