Police are investigating after a male allegedly recorded videos of women without their permission while walking in the Oshawa Centre earlier this month.
According to Durham Regional Police, at approximately 2:15 p.m. a male was seen using his cell phone to record video of several women in their 20s walking together in the mall. A concerned female shopper alerted the women who police say were unaware this was happening behind them.
Police say the women confronted the male “who appeared to be taking videos of their buttocks”.
The male then erased the videos after being confronted and fled out of the mall to a vehicle in the parking lot, according to DRPS. At least one of the women followed him and took pictures in an effort to identify him.
Investigators are now looking into the matter and are working with security services at the shopping centre. Police are also reviewing a Feb. 14, 2019 decision by the Supreme Court to determine if criminal charges are now applicable in incidents like these.
Anyone with information about this or similar incidents is asked to contact Det. Dellipizzi of the Central East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2766.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at http://www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.