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Man suspected of hiding camera in Glendora Starbucks stalked woman, police say

May 19, 2011 | 10:21 pm

A man arrested on charges of hiding a camera in a Glendora Starbucks women's restroom is being investigated for stalking a female college student and residential burglary, police said Thursday. William Velasco

William Velasco, 25, who lives in San Dimas, allegedly stalked the 21-year-old student for several days and broke into her apartment, stealing underwear, according to the Glendora Police Department.

Glendora Police Chief Rob Castro was scheduled to hold a news conference Friday at police headquarters to elaborate on the new investigation.

The camera at Starbucks was disguised as a plastic coat hook and was affixed to a wall directly across from a toilet, officials said. A Starbucks employee discovered the device and called police, they said.

Detectives confiscated Velasco's laptop and said they found video of at least 45 female victims, according to police.


Hidden camera found in Glendora Starbucks

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Photo: William Velasco. Credit: Glendora Police Department.