Suspect in Hobby Lobby voyeurism identified, linked to more cases

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PHOENIX -- A suspect in a recent voyeurism incident at a Phoenix Hobby Lobby store has been identified as a Clarkdale man and authorities say he engaged in similar acts in Yavapai County.

Phoenix police identified James Darryl Hickey, 53, as the suspect seen on store surveillance taking pictures or videos up a woman's skirt at the Hobby Lobby at Cactus Road and Tatum Boulevard on Oct. 8.

Hickey is suspected in similar incidents in Cottonwood and Sedona.

Hickey was seen taking pictures up an 18-year-old woman's skirt at the Spirit Halloween store in Cottonwood on Tuesday, according to Sgt. Tod Moore with the Cottonwood Police Department. When confronted, Hickey pushed the manager against a rack and fled.

Hickey was chased out of the store by two male employees. Moore said Hickey threw his smartphone into his vehicle and ran north into a wash where he eventually escaped from police.

Hickey's phone was recovered during a search of his vehicle.

Moore said there are likely numerous other victims.

"Hickey is considered dangerous and needs to be taken into custody for the safety of the community," Moore said in a news release.

Call Phoenix police at 602-534-2121 or Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or 1-800-343-8477 with any information about Hickey's whereabouts.

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