A camera was found inside a bathroom of the Richland Township Target, Northern Regional police said.
An employee at the Target along Route 8 found the camera in the unisex bathroom on Monday afternoon, Northern Regional Police Chief John Sicilia said.
The employee went inside the bathroom and saw something that looked like a USB charger plugged into the wall. Sicilia said it was a camera with a SIM card. The employee told the manager who called a meeting amongst other employees, police said.
“One employee, considered a suspect at this time, got himself involved in the conversation, physically took the camera and removed what we are thinking is an SD card and left the store,” Sicilia said.
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Officers were contacted and arrived at the Target Monday night but Target would not share any information unless they were served a search warrant, police said.
An employee’s spouse notified police of the situation, not Target officials, police said.
“We are gonna have a process to see if we can find any data stored if there is any kind of internal hard drive we do not believe there is but we are going to let the people who deal with that check for certainty,” Sicilia said.
Police served Target with a search warrant and confiscated the camera. Investigators were able to interview the witness and get information on the alleged suspect.
They issued a search warrant for the alleged suspect’s Butler County home, but say nothing was found.
No charges have been filed.
Police said this is a public restroom and they don’t know how long it has been there or how many victims there may be. The problem here is that there could be multiple victims because men and women use that bathroom along with their children.
If you know anything about this situation please call Northern Regional Police.
Channel 11 reached out to Target for a statement, but had not heard back.