Watch out for all Walmart shoppers: a creepy dude might have intimate photos of you on his phone right now – and I’m not talking about the sexy snapchats you once sent an ex at 5 a.m.
The Durham Regional Police Department is asking the public for assistance in identifying a suspect accused of filming and photographing multiple people while using the locker rooms at a local Walmart.
Police say they were first called to the Walmart Superstore at 1899 Brock Rd. In Pickering around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4.
A man had been arrested there “filming a client while she was using the changing rooms”, according to the police, which led the victim and members of his family to confront the suspect.
Apparently, before fleeing the mall, the guy promised to delete all photos of the woman in question, but police said “there were other photos on her cell phone of other possible victims.”
The investigators of @DRPSWestDiv have been seeking help in identifying a suspect in a Pickering voyeurism investigation since last Tuesday.
Press release – https://t.co/KvSXAUrX66 pic.twitter.com/8E7vyxG10c
– Durham Regional Police (@DRPS) January 11, 2022
“A photograph of the suspect has been obtained and investigators need the public’s help to identify him,” read a statement Tuesday issued by the police department just east of Toronto.
“The suspect is described as a male, Black, 20-25 years old. He was wearing a baseball cap, a puffed blue waistcoat, a red long-sleeved shirt underneath and beige baggy pants.”
If you recognize the inside of a Canadian Walmart locker room on a website that you wouldn’t admit to visiting in the near future, you should contact the police.
This is far from the first such incident to make headlines in the GTA; Just a few months ago, another man tried something similar in Vaughan Mills, and hidden cameras were found in the washrooms of a few local restaurants.
Anyone with information about the Pickering Walmart incident or similar incidents of illegal voyeurism can contact Det. MacKinnon of the Criminal Investigations Office of the DRPS West Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2529 or submit their tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers for a potential reward of $ 2,000.