HINGHAM (CBS) — Police are looking for a man who was allegedly involved in “upskirting” at a Hingham bookstore in mid-August.
The first reported incident happened at about 7:55 p.m. on Aug. 15 at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at the Derby Street Shoppes.
A woman inside the store told police she was not sure what the man was doing until she noticed something touch her leg and that’s when saw the man had put a phone under her skirt.
He was able to leave the store before officers arrived.
After releasing a description of the man, another customer contacted police because she had seen a man matching the description the night before inside the same store.
While she didn’t see the man commit a crime, she did think his behavior was suspicious enough that she took photos of him with her cell phone, police say.
Investigators have released surveillance photos that appear to show the man carrying an iced drink, possibly from the snack bar inside the bookstore.
Police believe the photos taken by the woman appear to show the same man seen in the surveillance video.
The video also shows multiple victims who were each photographed at least once, police say.
The victims were not aware of the man’s alleged actions, and only one victim has been identified.
The suspect is described as an Asian man, about 30 years old, 5-foot-9-inches tall, with a medium build.
He had dark hair that was shaved on the sides and longer on top.
The man also has been seen wearing a bright green t-shirt with the logo “Beat CA” on the front, with the Boston Celtics logo on the back, shorts with a pattern, possibly camouflage, sneakers, and thick black glasses.
Surveillance images show he was wearing a plaid, unbuttoned, long-sleeved shirt when he left the store on Aug. 15.
Anyone with information is asked to call Hingham police at (781) 749-1212.
Anonymous tips can be left on the Drop-A-Dime link on the Hingham police website.