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Sears worker secretly filmed women with hidden cameras, LAPD says

April 18, 2012 |  9:40 pm

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A maintenance man at the Sears department store in North Hollywood has been arrested on suspicion of secretly filming women in the bathroom and fitting rooms, police said Wednesday night.

Alejandro Gamiz, 27, allegedly placed video cameras behind the walls of the store at 12121 Victory Blvd., the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Evidence supporting the arrest was obtained by LAPD sexual assault detectives, police said.

Gamiz was released after posting $20,000 bail. The case has been forwarded to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office for review, the LAPD said.

Police asked anyone with information to call Det. Martin Pinner or Det. Karen Crawford at (818) 623-4090.

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Map: Shows approximate location of Sears in black and recent crime reports in brown and red. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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