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Police Search For 'Upskirt' Photographers Caught On Tape

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Police have video of one of their suspects who was caught in the act as he tried to videotape a woman while she changed clothes in a dressing room at the Habitat store in the Exton Square Mall back in July.  

The suspect is seen using a cell phone in his left hand to try and take pictures of the shopper in a private moment.

"At some point, she notices somebody sticking an arm underneath the fitting room door, Det Scott Pezick told Fox 29.

"She's shocked and angry."

"You never know anymore, could be the guy next door," one shopper told us.

Police say this illegal "upskirt" photography has happened three times in the past six weeks here.

The latest incident was reported just last Sunday at a Bed, Bath and Beyond. Detectives say a guy bent down and aimed his cell phone camera up the skirt of an unsuspecting customer as she waited in the check out line.

"It's scary not to be able to shop without fear of something like that happening," said shopper Michelle Copple of Bear, Delaware.

"Put him away forever," said shopper Deb Baker of Coatesville.

This is yet another surveillance shot of a guy as he walked into this Marshalls off Route 30. He may be the same guy from the incident at the Habitat store. Again a women shopper is victimized.

"She's wearing a skirt. Feels something bump the back of her leg then looks down and sees a black male squatting down with either a cell phone or a recording device underneath her skirt between her legs," Pezick explained.  

"Unnerving," another shopper told Fox 29.

Police are warning women to watch their surroundings and anyone who might be following them in stores. All this has women shoppers from across the region worried and on edge.

"Not just for myself, but for my daughters probably more than myself," said local shopper Judy Pedrick.

"I just feel like you need to exercise good general sense about your surroundings," Baker said.

Taking pictures like this without a person's consent is only a second degree misdemeanor. But police tell us when these guys get caught they can be charged separately for every single image their cameras captured. That could add up to a lot of time in jail.

Anyone with information on these guys should call detectives at West Whiteland Police at 610-363-0200.

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