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Please be advised that the youths that had been pictured have been identified and have been confirmed as the owners of the wallet.  Thank you to all who assisted with the identification.

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Saanich Police are looking for assistance from the public to identify the owner of a wallet that was found at Tillicum Mall in the days leading up to the start of the school year.

"The wallet itself is very unique in description " Sgt. Steve Eassie said. "Our investigators have determined that the wallet was likely left behind, in error, by one of two youths that were seen on video surveillance".

On September 7, 2015, another mall patron observed the wallet, opened the wallet, and observed that there was a sum of cash inside. The finder of the wallet turned it over to mall security, who in turn, contacted police.

"It is impressive that the person that located the wallet did the right thing and turned it in" Sgt. Eassie said. "It may have been obvious to the finder that the wallet likely belonged to a young person, who would more than likely be missing the substantial sum of cash".

Mall security were successful in reviewing video surveillance in the mall and observing two male youths that were believed to be in possession of the wallet.

"We have not had any reports of the loss of the wallet, and are hopeful that we can identify the youths and have the wallet returned" Sgt. Eassie said.

Anyone that may recognize either of the youths in the photo are asked to contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321. The wallet is being held in safe keeping until such time that the owner of the wallet can be identified. A detailed description of the wallet and its contents will be required for anyone claiming ownership.

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