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Police: Woman Says Man Recorded Her In Mall Changing Room; Person Of Interest Sought

CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police in Rockland County are seeking a person of interest in an alleged crime at the Palisades Center Mall.

On July 17, a woman told police she went into the Target dressing room to try on clothes. She said a man held a cellphone under the changing room door, and she believed he was recording a video.

The female shopper confronted the suspect, and he fled into the mall, police said.

"At Target, the safety and security of our guests is very important to us. We have no tolerance for this behavior in our stores and will continue to provide law enforcement whatever support they need for their investigation," the company said in a statement.

Clarkstown Police released photos of a man they described as a person of interest in the case.

Police in Rockland County are seeking a person of interest in an alleged crime at the Palisades Center Mall. (Credit: Clarkstown Police Department)

"Kind of sick to my stomach, to be honest, that somebody can do that," one shopper told CBS2's Scott Rapoport.

"That is disgraceful actually. That's against our privacy as females, as human beings," said another shopper. "That's not right."

"Disgusted. That's horrible, it should never be done," another shopper added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Michael Novotny at (845) 639-5864 or submit an anonymous tip via Tip411. Download the "RocklandCo DA" Tip411 App in the App Store or Google Play.

A few days ago, Suffolk County police released a photo of a man they believe also took cellphone pictures of a woman from under a dressing room door at a store in Bridgehampton Commons on May 30.

Earlier this month, authorities said an FBI special agent illegally took photos of a 22-year-old woman with his cellphone while she was in a changing room at a New Jersey clothing store.

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