An investigation is underway after a woman told police a man secretly recorded her as she was changing inside a dressing room in a local Target store.
“I feel like I can’t go back there,” said the woman, who did not want to be identified.
The woman said she was inside the dressing room stall in the Target on Old York Road in Abington Township Saturday afternoon.
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“As I was picking up my clothes I noticed a pen-like instrument with a blue light,” she said. “When I went to grab it, it got pulled away from me."
The woman believes a man was using a camera to watch and record her. When she went to confront him he was already gone however.
The woman said Target employees told her the same man had been acting suspicious before, bringing in clothes, staying awhile and buying nothing.
“I basically was infuriated and ordering people around to find this man in Target and find security,” she said.
Abington Police are currently investigating and are reviewing surveillance video. They say it’s the first report of a peeping tom at the Target store they’ve received.
Target is cooperating with the investigation.
“The safety and security of our guests is a top priority for Target,” a spokesperson for the store said. “We take these matters very seriously and we are partnering with local law enforcement on this incident. Because this matter is under active investigation, we are unable to share additional information. “
The men’s and women’s stalls in the store are separated by a wall with a one to two-inch gap at the bottom. The woman believes changes should be made to the dressing room to ensure the safety of the guests.
“I think they need a full wall [[in the dressing room]] or have two separate dressing rooms,” she said.
The woman also had a warning for other shoppers.
“Be aware of your surroundings at all times,” she said. “Don’t let your guard down because we don’t live in a world where we can, unfortunately.”
The woman described the man as a white male with a normal build around 35-years of age, standing 6-feet with a crewcut. She also says he was wearing a white hat.
If you have any information on this incident, please call Abington Township Police at 215-885-4450.