Man accused of voyeurism at Phoenix Goodwill store

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 4 at 10:57 AM

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PHOENIX – Phoenix police arrested a 63-year-old man accused of viewing a teenage girl getting undressed at a Goodwill store near Chandler Boulevard and 32nd Street in Phoenix.

Phoenix police spokesman Officer James Holmes said the 14-year-old victim was changing clothes in a dressing room Sunday afternoon when she saw a mirror under the barrier leading to the dressing rooms.

Her mother, sister and an employee responded to her cries for help.

The girl's mother saw the suspect fleeing from the area and chased after him. Responding police officers conducted an extensive search but did not find the suspect.

Police recovered evidence left at the scene and located a white 2002 minivan in a business parking lot.

Victor Miguel Villalobos was arrested at his home Monday night. He faces a felony charge of unlawfully viewing, taping or recording of a person.

Goodwill released the following statement:

"Our shoppers safety is our utmost concern. Goodwill of Central Arizona has been working with authorities since the situation happened yesterday. We provided them with video coverage from the store and the suspect was arrested this morning. While this was an isolated incident, we want shoppers to know our stores are safe. Our asset protection team is at the store today to reviewing footage, looking at the dressing rooms and putting together a plan-of-action, so we can try to prevent this from happening again. They are also meeting with all store managers and employees to re-train them on what to look for and how to respond. Shoppers at any retail store, should always be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious behavior to a store manager."

-- Courtney Nelson, VP of marketing and communications
 

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