BREA (CBSLA.com) — Police Monday released photos of a person-of-interest as they try to track down the individual who they say had been spying on customers at a Starbucks in Brea.
A female customer discovered a tiny camera inside the restroom of the Starbucks at 101 W. Imperial Highway last Friday, Aug. 14.
“One of the people that had been using the restroom previously saw a gentleman loitering around the bathroom. He seemed very suspicious,” said Lt. Darrin Devereux of the Brea Police Department. “We would like to talk to that gentleman.”
Brea police confirmed several men and women were recorded on the camera using the restroom. One of the victims shared with CBS2/KCAL9 her video of the recording device hidden under a shelf and inside a metal cylinder, with a hole drilled in it.
She doesn’t want to reveal her identity but said she was upset that her privacy has been violated. “I’m speechless. I don’t even know what to say,” she said.
“There were about eight of us girls…(who) used the restroom. And I was the last one to use it. So who knows who’s on there, the Starbucks customer said. “That’s ridiculous.”
Investigators said they do not know if Starbucks employees may be involved. Anyone who recognizes the person-of-interest is asked to contact Brea police.