Pervert Caught Taking Upskirt Videos In Sunway Pyramid With Phone Hidden In Shopping Bag

Female shoppers are urged to be aware of their surroundings, especially when a stranger is too close in proximity.

Perverts are employing the sneakiest of tactics to spy on women, especially in public spaces.

James Chow was at a clothing store in a popular shopping mall in Bandar Sunway when he noticed a man acting suspiciously in close proximity to several female shoppers.

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In a post that's being widely circulated on Facebook, Chow recalled the incident that happened on Sunday, 3 March at around 7pm: 

"While I was shopping with my girlfriend (at a clothing store in the mall), I witnessed a guy in his 40s (carrying a few 'shopping bags') secretly recording upskirt videos of female shoppers," he wrote.

Turns out, one of the "shopping bags" the man was carrying had a phone hidden within. He reportedly followed several women who were wearing skirts very closely while angling the shopping bag so that the phone is directly under the unsuspecting victims.

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After observing the man's behaviour, Chow quickly informed mall personnel and along with some security guards, "discreetly" tailed the alleged pervert to two other beauty stores in the mall. 

Upon witnessing the man's actions, security guards apprehended the man and brought him to a nearby police station. To their shock, police found hundreds of upskirt videos in the man's phone.

Chow - who lodged a police report (below) over the incident - was perplexed when the police said such cases "happen quite frequently in shopping malls" and that they will "try to educate the suspect" so that he does not repeat his offences again.

In wrapping up his post, Chow warned women who are wearing skirts to be aware of their surroundings in shopping malls, especially when someone is standing too close to them

"Ladies who wear skirts, be careful of your surroundings when you are shopping especially when someone approaches you closely behind with a 'shopping bag' in hand. There might be a recording camera inside," he wrote. 

In a statement sent to SAYS, Sunway Pyramid confirmed that the suspect was indeed nabbed and brought to the authorities for further action. The mall also shared how shoppers can report to mall security should they encounter such incidents:

"Dear Shoppers,

In light of the recent incident reported about the upskirt videos recorded at our mall, our security personnel has nabbed the person responsible and he has been brought to the authorities for further action.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind shoppers to report any suspicious characters or activity to our 24-hour security hotline at 03-7494 3170 or go to the nearest Concierge Counter located on G Floor or LG2 for assistance. 

All carpark levels are also equipped with 24-hour i-Alert buttons in case of emergencies. 

Where possible, do try to snap a photo or video of the suspicious character or activity and share with our security personnel or Concierge for easier identification.

Always be vigilant of your surrounding and stay safe!"

You can read Chow's full post here:

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