June 20, 2014 1:21 pm

Police say surveillance video helped ID alleged Peeping Tom

A woman says a peeping Tom watched and recorded her over the top of her fitting room at Old Navy in Winnipeg.

Josh Arason / Global News

WINNIPEG –  Police say surveillance images helped them identify a suspect in a retail store fitting room Peeping Tom case.

A 33 year old man, who will police will only identify as being from “southern Manitoba” is charged with Voyeurism.

It happened June 17 at about 11:20 a.m. A female shopped in the St. Vital Old Navy was undressing in a fitting room and saw what appeared to be mobile phone being held above her. She ran out and informed staff; a man fled from the adjoining fitting room and out of the store.

Police say store surveillance video was key in tracking down a suspect.

“People need to know they are on camera all of the time, and that assists in investigations,” said police spokesperson Natalie Aiken.

Aiken said the case generated a lot attention

“This victim was basically in a position where there was an expectation of privacy,” said Aiken.

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