Hidden camera found in Walgreen women's restroom in Des Plaines

Updated 8/7/2017 4:35 PM

Des Plaines police are looking for the person who installed a hidden recording device in a women's restroom at a Walgreens pharmacy store.

A store manager on Friday found what he believed to be a cellphone on the floor of the women's restroom at the store at 1858 E. Oakton St., according to a police report released Monday. However, when the manager picked up the device, he determined it appeared to be a recording device, police said.

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The manager had seen this device on the wall but believed it was a recently installed electrical outlet, police said. The camera had been placed in a housing unit manufactured to look like an electrical outlet about one and a half feet off the floor directly in front of the toilet.

The manager found the device because it had detached from Velcro on the wall. Police said the device appears to be motion activated and equipped with sound capabilities. There was a small memory card inside.

The device had been in the restroom for up to two days, police said.

Des Plaines police Cmdr. Christopher Mierzwa said detectives are investigating, but no charges have been filed. He declined to release further details about the investigation.

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