HANOVER (CBS) — Police are searching for a man they believe took a picture of a woman trying on clothes in a changing room.

The incident happened in the Target on Washington Street in Hanover.

Hanover police released pictures of their suspect on Friday, the same day as the incident.

Police released this surveillance video photo of a man they believe took pictures of a woman in the changing room (Photo Courtesy Hanover Police)

Officials said they were treating the incident as an assault case.

The man is described as a tall, white man of medium build.

Police released this surveillance video photo of a man they believe took pictures of a woman in the changing room (Photo Courtesy Hanover Police)

Local shoppers were concerned when they found out what happened.

“People can not only take video of you but it’s what they can do with it afterward that I would even be more concerned about. With social media and things that they can put up online,” a woman said.

One shopper said, “Penalties should be a little bit stiffer when people do that, specifically with cell phones and technology, because of that fact, because it can expand to other things which can be harmful.”

Police believe this man took pictures of a woman in the changing room (Photo Courtesy Hanover Police)

“It’s very concerning to me. The privacy. And especially if women typically do the shopping with young children, it also puts children in danger and they see that and it’s not morally appropriate,” another added.

The car the suspect left in (Photo Courtesy of Hanover Police)

According to officials, the man was able to take the picture over the top of the changing room.

He then left in a white car.

(Photo Courtesy of Hanover Police)

Friday evening, Target spokesperson Kali Dingman said that the company takes seriously the safety of their customers.
“At Target, we want all of our guests to have a safe and welcoming experience whenever they shop at our stores. And as part of our commitment to safety, we have procedures, policies and trainings in place to help ensure that our stores are safe places to shop and work,” Dingman said. “We will not tolerate the behavior that we saw at the Hanover Target store and are working closely with law enforcement by offering whatever support is needed. Since this is an active investigation, we ask that you direct all further questions to law enforcement.”
If you have any information, call Hanover Police.
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