Man arrested for voyeurism at Tucson store

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Police arrested a 34-year-old man following a voyeurism incident at a department store in the Tucson Mall.

According to the Tucson Police Department, loss prevention personnel were monitoring the store's video surveillance system on Nov. 5 when they noticed a man who appeared to be loitering inside the store.

Sgt. Maria Hawke said they were able to see a cellphone protruding from a briefcase that the man was carrying. It appeared to be positioned with the phone camera lens facing upward.

Loss prevention personnel observed him approaching a female employee who was wearing a skirt. Hawke said the man appeared to be extending his arm that was holding the briefcase to position it under her skirt.

After a short while, the suspect left the store with the briefcase.

Loss prevention personnel attempted to contact the man as he was leaving but were unsuccessful. However, they did obtain a description and license plate of his vehicle.

Detectives identified the suspect as David Castro. He was located and arrested for one count of voyeurism, a felony offense, Thursday afternoon.

Castro was transported and booked into the Pima County Jail.

Tucson police remind everyone to be mindful of their surroundings when out in public. Notify store employees or security personnel if someone appears to be paying extra or special attention to you or makes you uncomfortable when you are shopping.