Police Seek Up-Skirt Photographer Seen in Woodland Hills Mall

The 60- to 70-year-old man left the mall before security guards could find him

By Brandon Lowrey
|  Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013  |  Updated 1:37 AM PDT
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About 3:45 p.m. on July 20, the man brought a small camera into the Westfield Topanga Plaza mall and aimed it at a 7-year-old girl's dress, according to police. The girl's mother scared him away. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on August 12, 2013.

Robert Kovacik, Kenny Holmes

About 3:45 p.m. on July 20, the man brought a small camera into the Westfield Topanga Plaza mall and aimed it at a 7-year-old girl's dress, according to police. The girl's mother scared him away. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on August 12, 2013.

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Police were looking for a man suspected of taking up-skirt photographs of girls as young as 7 years old at a Woodland Hills mall.

About 3:45 p.m. on July 20, the man brought a small camera into the Westfield Topanga Plaza mall and aimed it at a 7-year-old girl's dress, according to police. The girl's mother scared him away.

She followed the man through the mall and watched him take several up-skirt photographs of three teenage girls. He left the mall before security officers could find him, according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement.

The man was described as white, 60 to 70 years old with light brown hair. He stood about 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 140 to 160 pounds. He wore glasses and carried a backpack.

Anyone with information about the suspect can contact Detective F. Avila or Detective N. Abbinanti of the Sexual Assault Detectives Unit at 818-756-3375. During non-business hours or on weekends, call 877-527-3247.

 

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