Takoma Park Police are looking for a man who may be using a video camera hidden in a backpack to peek up women's skirts on Metro trains.
Twice in the last couple of days, a woman told police she was approached by a man with a backpack who was acting suspiciously and asking for directions. During the second encounter, she noticed a video camera pointing right up her skirt.
On Wednesday night just after 5 p.m., the woman told police she confronted the man about what he was doing when she noticed what appeared to be a cell phone recording video from inside a backpack.
According to Takoma Park Police, the woman grabbed the backpack which happened to rip, spilling its contents. The man then collected his things and ran off toward Eastern Avenue.
In a previous encounter the day before, also near the Takoma Park Metro station, the woman told police the same man asked her for directions while brushing his backpack against her leg.
The woman told police during the first encounter on Tuesday, the man followed her onto the Metro train, but that is as far as it went. He did not follow her when she got off.
Takoma Park Police say they have reason to believe there may have been a second victim and detectives would like to hear from anyone who has had an encounter with this man.
He is described as a black male with short hair, 6'1" to 6'2" tall and approximately 18 to 25 years old. He was last seen wearing a green polo shirt and jeans.
Detectives would like to hear from any others who may have had a similar encounter with this subject. The investigation continues under case #12040439. Anyone who has information about this crime, or if you believe you have been a victim, please call us at 301-270-1100.
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