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Detectives want to talk to witnesses of voyeurism in women’s bathrooms at Spokane Valley big-box stores

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 17, 2020

Spokane Valley Sexual Assault Unit detectives are looking for witnesses or potential victims of a voyeur reported at two Spokane Valley big-box stores last week.

Victims and witnesses reported to store employees a man was inside the woman’s bathroom peeping over or under the walls of the bathroom stalls, according to a news release from the Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Office.

One incident was reported on Dec. 7 at Walmart at about 3:20 p.m. and the second was the next day at Lowe’s at about 2:30 p.m. Both businesses are located on Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley.

Store employees called the police, but when deputies responded to the incidents the witnesses and victims had left without leaving contact information. Deputies contacted the same man at both calls, according to the sheriff’s office.

The stores removed the man from their property, but without any witness or victim statements made to police, Detective Tom Keys determined he could not thoroughly investigate.

Witnesses or victims can contact Keys at (509) 477-3474.

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